Our Changing Climate: Psychology

Wikipedia - Denial (Freud)

  Denial or abnegation (German: Verneinung) is a psychological
  defense mechanism postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud,
  in which a person is faced with a fact that is too
  uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting
  that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming

The Psychology of Denial
Why Don't People Want to Accept Global Warming is Happening?
  o One issue is how abstract global warming is an issue
  o Human beings are frequently reluctant to accept 
    uncomfortable facts (cognitive dissonance)

Why People Ignore The Science Behind The Climate Crisis 
  o Confirmation Bias
  o The Backfire Effect
  o What Can You Do?

The problem with ignoring people's emotions about climate
change. Many people feel helplessness, hopelessness, anger,
and fear when they hear about the topic.
  o Textbook indicators of trauma
  o These reactions are normal
  o Re-examine your preconceptions
The Psychology of Climate Change: Why Feelings Matter
  o Denial to Acceptance: Moving the Pendulum on Climate Change
  o Removing Perceived Barriers to Climate Change Action
  o Climate Change Leadership