Climate, Affluence, and Culture

Climate, Affluence, and Culture

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Everyone, everyday, everywhere has to cope with climatic cold or heat to satisfy survival needs, using money. This point of departure led to a decade of innovative research on the basis of the tenet that climate and affluence influence each other's impact on culture. Evert Van de Vliert discovered survival cultures in poor countries with demanding cold or hot climates, self-expression cultures in rich countries with demanding cold or hot climates, and easygoing cultures in poor and rich countries with temperate climates. These findings have implications for the cultural consequences of global warming and local poverty. Climate protection and poverty reduction are used in combination to sketch four scenarios for shaping cultures, from which the world community has to make a principal and principled choice soon.... and unskilled manual workers (r 1a„4 a€“.52, p alt; .001). 12. Joint effect of colder winters and income per head on working for money in 38 countries. Income (I) was the logged purchasing-power income per head in 2000 (source: United Nationsanbsp;...

Title:Climate, Affluence, and Culture
Author:Evert Van de Vliert
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-12-22


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