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January 2013

How sustainable change agents can adopt psychoanalytic perspectives of climate change

Bichard, E 2013 'How sustainable change agents can adopt psychoanalytic perspectives of climate change', in: Weintrobe, S (ed.), Engaging with Climate Change - Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Routledge, Hove, E. Sussex, UK, pp.138-144.

Abstract

It is increasingly clear that human responses to climate change is just as important - if not more important - than understanding climate change itself. We already know enough about anthtropogenic (human made) impacts to have triggered actions to reduce CO2 emissions if our response was to be rational and not destructive. The question is, why is knowledge of climate reality so resisted? Workers in other disciplines such as environmental science, planning and urban design have much to learn from the psychoanalytic perspective on human reaction to climate change. A closer working knowledge of human behaviour would make many decision-makers much more effective in their attempts to mitigate or adapt to a changing environment.

Authors

SEEK Members

Editor:

Non-SEEK Editors

Sally Weintrobe

Publication Details

Book/Publication Title
Engaging with Climate Change - Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Pagination
138-144.

Publisher
Routledge
Hove, E. Sussex, UK.

ISBN
978-0-415-66760-9.