To Turn Denial into Proactiveness (2026)

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To Turn Denial into Proactiveness

A Cognitive Change of Mindsets: Four Cognitive Scenarios, or Rocky Roads

Towards a Green Future (2026)


By Ingrid Katrine Amundsen


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INTRODUCTION




THEORY

A Cognitive State of Accepting Suffering: Business-as-usual and the Status Quo



A Cognitive State of Adapting Mentally: Adjust to Climate Changes



A Cognitive State of Need to Take Actions: Decrease Emissions - A Spur of Reducing and Acting / Do Some




DISCUSSION

Which of these Three Rocky Roads Will Help Save the Planet?



How Does These Three Functions Interplay?



Is There a Fourth Option?



The Fourth and Most Rewarding Way Towards a Green Future is to Create Negative Emissions and be proactive




CONCLUSION

A Complete Change of Cognitive Mindsets



No Complete Change in Mindsets, no Green Future at First




EPILOGUE

To Do the Most Out of the Situation: The Rocky Road Towards Negative Emissions and CO2 Capture





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