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Wash. Post: ‘Self-Silence’ & ‘pluralistic ignorance’ threaten solutions to climate change – Study: ‘The vicious cycle that makes people afraid to talk about climate change’

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This research, of course, also implies a way to stop self-silencing — namely, give people more accurate perceptions of how those around them think. So it stands to reason that hearing more people speak out about climate change — in politics, in marches and demonstrations, and much else — might help make more people speak out about climate change.

“If you get people talking, you might be able to get rid of the pluralistic ignorance,” Geiger says.

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