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UO Econ professor quoted in climate skepticism article in Around the O

Last week’s Around the O newsletter’s featured news story, “Climate skeptics are not easily persuaded, UO study shows” highlighted research by our own Assistant Professor Grant McDermott. According to the article,

The central question posed by the quantitative study published in the journal Climate Change was, “How much evidence would it take to convince skeptics that they are wrong?” The answer depended on the degree of skepticism.

“The actions of others may often seem irrational to us, and vice versa, but it’s important to recognize that a person’s actions are, more than likely, perfectly congruent with their internal belief system,” McDermott said. “Acknowledging that is an important first step towards crafting effective public policy.”

Check out the full article on the Around the O website.