Instant gratification may impede collective efforts to address climate change
A recent study has shown that the need to be rewarded immediately is an obstacle in efforts to halt the effects of climate change. Using a collective-risk group experiment, the researchers found that groups cooperate less to mitigate climate change when the rewards lie in the future, especially if they stretch into future generations. Read more in Nature Climate Change.
J Jacquet, Nature Climate Change, 2013. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2024