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Brain Bias: View Climate Change Downsized

Research for this article was done by Akosua.

Climate change is a huge and serious problem. Since climate change cannot be reversed once it occurs, and it is directly related to survival. Climate change makes a variety of natural disasters common to our life and creates problems such as food and water shortages. Therefore, we must work to solve climate change.

Many efforts are needed to tackle climate change. In these efforts, there are policy changes, improvement of the quality of education on the environment, and new and renewable energy development. To lead these efforts, awareness of climate change is vital. It is essential to recognize that climate change is a severe and tremendous problem, but we tend to view climate change as downsized.

There are many reasons for cutting down climate change, but one of them is a bias in the brain. Brain bias is the tendency to perceive momentary threats as more extraordinary than future threats. Let us see how our brains look at the problem of climate change in a reduced way.

First, there is a tendency to excessive devaluation. It is to look at the present satisfaction as more remarkable than the future satisfaction and to look at the critical problems that cannot be dealt with in the future in terms of present satisfaction and convenience. Humans tend to think like this since humanity's history began by avoiding momentary threats such as animals and weather.

Next comes the bystander effect. The bystander effect means that we entrust the problems all should work on to the minority of leaders. If this is applied to the climate crisis, the public can only hand over the climate problem to the president and lawmakers.

We need to work hard to solve climate change by looking straight to the problem of climate change without being biased. Climate change does not wait for humanity.


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