mayer hillman came to an ecological architecture conference at kiad and i walked into hospitality with him as we were agreeing that all this green architecture stuff was a sideshow. he had come to tell us to stop flying and i gave him an alexander article
his great little book lists 10 excuses that people use to ignore the problem
i don't believe in climate change (denial/repression/suppression)
technology will be able to halt climate change
i blame the government/the americans/...
shooting the messenger
it's not my problem
there's nothing i can do about it. (helplessness - a manifestation of the psychological response of dissociation)
how i run my life is my business
there are more important and urgent problems to tackle
at least i am doing something
we are already making a lot of progress on climate change
and i have now come across people who say things like "i've had three lovely holidays abroad this year and i don't give a shit about what happens in the future because i'll be dead"