#89 - How green politics went mainstream | Curio

#89 - How green politics went mainstream

25 mins | Nov 8, 2021

Today's episode from 8th November 2021. As COP26 comes to an end this week, we begin by asking how did politics turn green? We take a look at how mainstream parties are adopting more environmental policies all over the world. Then later on, it’s present in everybody to some extent but not a disease, syndrome or mental illness. We explore the psychology behind the confidence of the incompetent. The demand for parties to address the increasingly visible impacts of climate change is higher than ever. As being environmentally conscious becomes more mainstream, politicians are adopting greener policies that many have previously disparaged, and some countries are even promising net zero carbon emission targets. In the Financial Times, Pilita Clark provides insight into the rise of climate policies, decarbonising today's global economies and the welter of net zero pledges in the name of saving the natural world. It's been around since the dawn of man but has only just been documented in social psychology. From The Washington Post, Angela Fritz explores how the Dunning-Kruger effect explains why unskilled people think they know it all. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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