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Thinking Allowed - Climate change denial

Updated Tuesday 22nd January 2013

This week's Thinking Allowed explores the denial of climate change and the history of class and commuting on the London Underground

Climate change - what lies beneath its widespread denial? Laurie Taylor talks to Sally Weintrobe, the editor of the first book which explores, from a multi disciplinary perspective, what the ecological crisis actually means to people.

In spite of a scientific consensus, many continue to resist or ignore the message of climate communicators - but why? What are the social and emotional explanations for this reaction?

Also, Simon Abernethy looks at the history of class and commuting on the London Underground. Although builders and managers travel in the same coaches in the 21st-century 'tube', the mixing of classes was once seen as revolutionary.

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