Social Scientists Try to Break the Climate-Change Impasse

Paul Souders, Danita Delimont Photography, Newscom

Some Americans see global warming as a distant problem, "for polar bears or smaller islands in the middle of the ocean. Not for me, my town, or my community," says a Yale scientist.
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Kari Marie Norgaard has a folder full of hate mail.

It started coming in when Ms. Norgaard, an associate professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, spoke in March at a London conference titled "Planet Under Pressure...

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