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[ Bill Rees // Why We're in Denial ] from Extraenvironmentalist on Vimeo.

Interview with Bill Rees made during the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas in Montreal 2012.

Bill Rees talks about mental infrastructure, dependency on fossil fuels and possible collapse. The option “no-collapse” would need an acknowledgement of the state of the world and a new narrative in the western world.

Extraenvironmentalist about the video: Dr. William Rees is a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia and former director of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). He is the originator of the “ecological footprint” concept and co-developer of the method. In this interview he speaks with us about why we’re in denial about the failure of the human enterprise. We ask Bill about the reasons we’re in denial and how we could start adapting to our ecological challenges through a new cultural narrative.