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The Quadra Project: Defending Identity

An obvious question has haunted environmentalists for decades. It is echoed in various forms, one of which is implicit in the powerful statement by Tanya Steele, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom’s World Wildlife Fund: “We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it.”

Since we know our collective and individual behaviour is initiating a global climate crisis, why, then, are we so slow to take the corrective action?

An insightful answer comes from Per Espen Stoknes, a Norwegian psychologist who has recently written a book called What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, has given a TED Talk, and is one of 100 authoritative contributor’s to Greta Thunberg’s new publication, The Climate Book.

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