Greed Stinks: why using self-interest to motivate environmental change backfires

If you go to enough environmental activist group meetings, you are bound to hear, at some point, “What we need is more education”; the assumption being that the general public is too ill-informed to know that their behaviours are causing Issue X (biodiversity loss, climate change, smog, ozone depletion, mountain-top removal, whatever), and that ifContinue reading “Greed Stinks: why using self-interest to motivate environmental change backfires”

The Rebound Effect

Aren’t sales great? I wait all year for the hardcover sale at Chapters, book geek that I am. For one glorious week after Christmas, I can get hardcovers for less than the price of a trade paperback. So I do. I buy several. It takes me months to get through them all, but then theyContinue reading “The Rebound Effect”