I missed this important sustainability article back in march, which is comparable to Global Warmings Six Americas Report [pdf], but Grist got my eyeballs on it.
Climate change and moral judgement by Ezra M. Markowitz & Azim F. Shariff
Nature Climate Change, 2, pp. 243–247 (2012) doi:10.1038/nclimate1378
Published online 28 March 2012
[sorry there is a paywall unless your library subscribes to this journal]
Converging evidence from the behavioural and brain sciences suggests that the human moral judgement system is not well equipped to identify climate change — a complex, large-scale and unintentionally caused phenomenon — as an important moral imperative. As climate change fails to generate strong moral intuitions, it does not motivate an urgent need for action in the way that other moral imperatives do. We review six reasons why climate change poses significant challenges to our moral judgement system and describe six strategies that communicators might use to confront these challenges. Enhancing moral intuitions about climate change may motivate greater support for ameliorative actions and policies.
And the solution to overcoming these biases are: