Why We Are Wired to Ignore Climate Science

This video from PBS Digital Studios summarizes some of the most important work on why humans are wired not to worry about climate change. The problem? We are trying to grapple with a space age threat using a brain that developed in the stone age. We may flee at the sound of a lion’s roar, but we can’t be bothered when someone sounds the alarm on climate change. Learn more in Why Don't We Care More?

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far... but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
— Kurt Vonnegut