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A – Apocalypse Fatigue
Reduced interest in current or potential environmental problems due to frequent dire warnings about those problems (related: Threat Fatigue).
B – Biomimicry
Design and manufacturing principles and practices that mimic natural materials or processes.
C – Climate Porn
Extreme or alarmist language or images used to describe the current or future effects of man-made climate change.
D – Dysrationalia
The tendency to think or act irrationally in certain situations, despite having sufficient intelligence.
As discussed in a previous post, having an intellectual understanding of something is no guarantee of a ‘rational’ reaction.
E – Exemptionalist
A person who discounts or ignores societal or environmental problems because they believe that intelligence and technological prowess make humanity exempt from the natural processes that govern other species.
F – Flotsametrics
The use of floating debris to study ocean currents (blend of flotsam and metrics).
G – Green Scamming
Making a group or product appear more environmentally friendly than it is (see also Greenwash).
H – Hurry Sickness
A malaise where a person feels chronically short of time, and so tends to perform every task faster and to get flustered when encountering any kind of delay.
I – Impossible Hamster *
Invented by the new economics foundation to explain why we can’t have perpetual growth on a finite planet.