Byline: Sally Williams
FAMILIES and businesses across Wales are hiding from reality, maintaining a "psychological distance" from climate change because they believe it won't impact on them, academics claimed last night.
As world leaders prepare to gather in Copenhagen in three weeks to discuss a new climate protocol, psychologists claim the Welsh public has become "bored" with the ongoing debate over climate change's potential long-term and devastating consequences.
Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, at Cardiff University, says her research shows people in Wales have become slow, or in some cases, reluctant to change their own comfortable lifestyles for the sake of the planet.
"The majority believe climate change will only affect people in …