Article with Dale Jamieson on the potential for shame to put downward pressure on emissions in Nature Climate Change.

It becomes more difficult not to fulfill one’s commitments if others are fulfilling theirs, and easier to avoid one’s commitments if others are avoiding theirs.

Read it here.

The anthropocebo effect: a psychological condition that exacerbates human-induced damage — a certain pessimism about humanity that leads us to accept humans as a geologic force and destruction as inevitable.

Jacquet, J. (2013) The Anthropocebo Effect. Conservation Biology 27:898-899. Response to the annual question.