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“generational amnesia”

April 2, 2009

environmental generational amnesia.”

This concept of amnesia proposes that people believe the natural environment they encounter during childhood is the norm, against which they measure environmental degradation later in their life. The problem with this is that each generation takes that degraded condition as a non-degraded baseline and is generally oblivious of changes and damages inflicted by previous generations.

via Humans May Be Losers If Technological Nature Replaces The Real Thing, Psychologists Warn.

This makes a lot of sense.

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