The more news about the impending consequences of climate change, the more I wonder why individuals react so slowly to the reality of climate change. Many behavioral scientists now attempt to address this issue. In the UK an organization called Climate Psychology Alliance serves as a hub for analysts and other practitioners of therapy who try to understand the human relationship to climate change. Last summer, they published my “letter from the U.S.” I’ve been wondering whether or not too much time spent on technology and indoors can lead to a flattening of consciousness. Maybe we need to re-dimensionalize human consciousness?
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