Lisa Bennett


Lisa Bennett is a Bay Area writer focused on solutions to climate change. She is the coauthor of Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence. Follow her on Twitter @LisaPBennett


Stories by Lisa Bennett

Articles: Optimism for Me, Pessimism for We

By Lisa Bennett | April 22, 2014

New research explains why we tend to think we're all doomed, even as we hope for a better personal future. Can we close that gap between private optimism and public pessimism?


Articles: Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

By Lisa Bennett | April 17, 2014

What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.


Articles: The Hot Spot

By Lisa Bennett | September 1, 2008

Climate scientists wonder why people don’t do more about global warming. Social scientists have some troubling answers.

The author's youngest son, Julian, has started to reject playing with female action figures.

Articles: The Heroine with 1,000 Faces

By Lisa Bennett | March 1, 2008

We tend to think of the hero as a man in a dramatic situation, running into a burning building to save someone. But what does the heroism of women look like?




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