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When you're in a hole, it's time to stop digging

3 days ago   |   By Friends of the Earth Scotland

Coined in the 1950s the psychology term cognitive dissonance has become popularly understood to mean a situation where a person holds two completely contradictory beliefs without seeming to comprehend the problem with this.
Cognitive dissonance is very much in evidence in many countries' attitudes to climate change and fossil fuels, the main cause of climate change.
Both the Scottish Government and the UK Government claim to be among the world leaders on climate change and that is true-ish for the UK and true for Scotland. Yet both governments are still firmly committed to a policy which...
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