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Will Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement backfire?

Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, School of Applied Social Science,  Principal Lecturer and Social Psychologist, Dr Matthew Adams shares his view in an article for The Conversation. This time he gives his view on whether ‘Trump’s climate policy may backfire, as he unwittingly plays an old psychologists’ trick’.    

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The great debate of denying climate change?

You may recall a couple of months ago, we blogged about Dr Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, view on BBC comedy documentary ‘Carnage‘  that appeared in The Conversation.  In the article he posed the question of whether a futuristic vegan utopian world where animals live as equals, could really happen? We are now treated to another fascinating insight by Dr Adams;  “Extreme weather just might encourage…

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Imagine a world 50 years from now – that no longer consumes animals or their by-products…

This sounds like the start of a campaign to persuade you to give up your daily McDonald’s and to start growing your own veg!  However, not quite. What’s being referred to, is the compelling concept put to us by a feature-length BBC film aptly named Carnage, which depicts a 2067 utopia where humans no longer raise animals for consumption….

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