The need to curb climate change is a pressing one. If it continues without abatement, the world will become a more miserable place. The ways it’ll do that are well documented elsewhere by numerous others, so I won’t delve into them. But I will note the results of a new study that asks and answers the following question:
Vlasceanu et al. recently published their evaluation of a massive 63-country global intervention tournament in which eleven expert-sourced interventions based on behavioral scientific findings were pitted head-to-head to see which would work best for improving climate change beliefs, bolstering environmental policy support, increasing information sharing intentions, and getting people to take action to save the climate.
Participants in the study were randomly assigned to one of the eleven different interventions or to a control condition in which they read a short literary text. The interventions were as follows: