Recorded on January 2020

Climate Change Optimism: "We Believe it Won't Affect Us"


We judge risks based off our own experiences and those of people close to us, explains Alice Hill, senior fellow for Climate Change Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Hill describes the cognitive bias and general "discounting of risk" that leads people to assume that their lives won't be impacted by climate change.

Speakers at this Event

Senior Fellow, The Wilson Center; Former U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Strategic Communication Director, Insurance Information Institute