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Conclusion

  • Julia Miller
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Abstract

Climate optimism has proven to be durable and tenacious and an invigoratingly active agent shaping an environmental mindset that has perpetuated management decisions based on an assumption of plenitude. In these times of human-induced climate change, how we perceive our climate and what we do to arrest our influence on it is of great consequence. If we can look back on the past and realise that our efforts to boost, mitigate or generally control climate have been the subject of many failures, misjudgements and environmental catastrophes, we might learn to be more cautious in the future. Our cultural adaptation to Australia’s soakers and scorchers rests, in no small part, with our ability to realise how ideas on climate can be coupled with the immediate experience of rain and also with its memory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Miller
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  1. 1.Director Academic AffairsCAPA The Global Education NetworkSydneyAustralia

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