An American paradox

Dale Jamieson

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the paradox that while Americans generally identify themselves as environmentalists, they show little willingness to voluntarily restrain their behavior or to support specific fiscal policies that would result in increased levels of environmental protection. I explore the role of values in the explanation of this paradox, and discuss some of the difficulties involved in studying values and their role in human behavior.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)97-102
    Number of pages6
    JournalClimatic Change
    Volume77
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Atmospheric Science

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