Four Stages of Environmental Political Consciousness

The environmental crisis is an epochal event to the extent that some have argued that the Earth has entered a new geological era. In my 2015 book about “Environmental Politics” I propose four stages of people’s sensitivity to the environmental problem and identify a clear divide between the progressive and the conservative political approaches. The COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermaths are hastening the passage from second to the third stage which implies the adoption of a more radical approach to current environmental policies[1]. Keywords Geography • Ethics • Epistemology • Future generations • Polity  An Epochal Divide  Since antiquity, philosophers have […]

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