A study, carried out by, amongst others, Igor Knez, professor at Gävle University, ascertains surprisingly that experts are the least concerned about climate changes.
The study that was made in 2013 and that investigated people’s concerns and emotions about climate changes has been received with great interest. It has been published within the Chinese scientific and society sector, and the paper has been downloaded more than 1000 times, and read more than 4000 times.
“It is very likely the surprising result of the investigation that has made it so interesting. I have never experienced that a paper has been downloaded so many times,” says Igor Knez.
The result of the climate investigation showed that:
“The fact that experts are those who seem least concerned can be accounted for by the fact that they very often possess detailed inside information about the published results.
“A conclusion one can draw when promoting sustainable behaviour is that we have to take into account this diversity of opinions and emotions found in different groups of individuals,” säger Igor Knez.
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Igor Knez, Professor of Psychology, Gävle University
Text: Douglas Öhrbom