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Comic: how to have better arguments about the environment (or anything else)

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imageConflict can make us lose sight of common goals and interests.Darren Fisher, CC BY-ND

From climate change to armed conflict, our world is struggling with urgent global issues. But disagreements about how to solve them can spiral out of control.

The only way to resolve intractable conflicts is to overcome desire to talk to allies more often than opponents. Here, a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist explain the toolbox of communication we need to resolve difficult issues.

imageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-NDimageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-SAimageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-NDimageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-NDimageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-NDimageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-NDimageDarren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-NDimage

The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Authors: Jutta Beher, Spatial analyst in conservation and ecology, University of Melbourne

Read more http://theconversation.com/comic-how-to-have-better-arguments-about-the-environment-or-anything-else-98554