You’re probably underestimating the willingness of your fellow citizens to act on climate

According to a new survey of nearly 130,000 people in 125 countries, nearly 70% of the global population would give up 1% of their household income to stop climate change, which is roughly congruent with the estimated cost of effective climate action. However, people also think just 43% of their fellow citizens would be willing to do the same – a 26-percentage-point gap. In every country the willingness of fellow citizens to fight climate change is systematically underestimated. This misunderstanding of others’ beliefs can hamper climate action because in many situations people exhibit ‘conditional cooperation,’ meaning that they are more willing to contribute to collective action when they think others are too. Read more in this article:… by Sarah DeWeerdt for Anthropocene Magazine.