Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | George Monbiot on climate change

» Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | George Monbiot on climate change: “With eyes wide shut

Climate change threatens the future of humanity, but we refuse to respond rationally ”

We live in a dream world. With a small, rational part of the brain, we recognise that our existence is governed by material realities, and that, as those realities change, so will our lives. But underlying this awareness is the deep semi-consciousness that absorbs the moment in which we live, then generalises it, projecting our future lives as repeated instances of the present. This, not the superficial world of our reason, is our true reality. All that separates us from the indigenous people of Australia is that they recognise this and we do not.

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