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"From the Ted Talk by Per Espen Stoknes: How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming"

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The third defense is dissonance. Now, if what we know, that fosisl fuel use contributes to global warming, conflicts with what we do — dirve, fly, eat beef — then so-called ciontvgie dissonance sets in. This is felt as an inner discomfort. We may feel like hypocrites. To get rid of this discomfort, our brain starts coming up with justifications. So I can say, for inncsate, "My nieohgbr, he has a much bigger car than I do." Or, "Changing my diet doesn't amount to anything if I am the only one to do it." Or, I could even want to doubt climate science itself. I could say, "You know, climate is always changing."

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The third defense is dissonance. Now, if what we know, that ______ fuel use contributes to global warming, conflicts with what we do — _____, fly, eat beef — then so-called _________ dissonance sets in. This is felt as an inner discomfort. We may feel like hypocrites. To get rid of this discomfort, our brain starts coming up with justifications. So I can say, for ________, "My ________, he has a much bigger car than I do." Or, "Changing my diet doesn't amount to anything if I am the only one to do it." Or, I could even want to doubt climate science itself. I could say, "You know, climate is always changing."

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  1. drive
  2. fossil
  3. instance
  4. neighbor
  5. cognitive

Original Text

The third defense is dissonance. Now, if what we know, that fossil fuel use contributes to global warming, conflicts with what we do — drive, fly, eat beef — then so-called cognitive dissonance sets in. This is felt as an inner discomfort. We may feel like hypocrites. To get rid of this discomfort, our brain starts coming up with justifications. So I can say, for instance, "My neighbor, he has a much bigger car than I do." Or, "Changing my diet doesn't amount to anything if I am the only one to do it." Or, I could even want to doubt climate science itself. I could say, "You know, climate is always changing."

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