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Great Transition Values: Present Attitudes, Future Changes

Robert Kates, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Thomas Parris analyze current public attitudes toward the three key values of a Great Transition: quality of life, human solidarity, and ecological sensibility. They discuss how the forces of population growth, globalization, technological innovation, climate change, and—importantly—surprise will influence such values along the path toward a Great Transition future.

Essay #9 in the GTI Paper Series: Frontiers of a Great Transition