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Glenn Albrecht on Australian Floods

January 14, 2011



In Brazil floods and mudslides resulting from heavy rains have claimed the lives of over 500 people, according to the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times.  It is the country’s worst natural disaster. In Brisbane, Australia news sources here, here, and  here report on the disastrous consequences of flood waters that peaked yesterday. Thens of thousands of people have lost their homes and businesses.  After the jump please find a guest post from colleague Glenn Albrecht, Professor of Sustainability at Murdoch University in Western Australia, and author of the term “solastalgia” – psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change.   (more…)

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