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.
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.
Engaging with Climate Change - Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Hove, E. Sussex, UK.