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Breaking cognitive barriers to a sustainable future

As humans, our decision-making process is biased towards maintaining the status quo, even if an alternative choice has substantial long-term benefits. This cognitive myopia and present bias, when applied to decisions that affect sustainability, could be threatening our future.

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Weber, E. Breaking cognitive barriers to a sustainable future. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0013 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-016-0013

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