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.

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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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