On Global Warming and Local Indifference: Behavioral Analysis of What Persons Can Do About Their Own Near Environment

João Claudio Todorov


The global warming question is so hot that involves disputes among renowned scientists outside of the academic fields and entering the political world. Fear of the end of the world has been used to convince people, business, and countries to do or not to do things, like preserve the Rain Forests, recycle garbage, use public transportation, and hundreds of other behaviors. However, long term consequences cause little fear. There is no need to invent fear; pollution of the near environment is dangerous enough.


global warming; recycling; environment pollution; behavior analysis.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/bsi.v19i0.3223

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