It is becoming increasingly clear the world is facing unprecedented changes in climate and population.

Arts and Humanities research help to make clear the trends, demonstrating just how unusual the current situation is. 

Left unchecked, these changes are likely to become even more severe and everyone will be affected by them.

Yet doubt over the reality of the issues, and inertia rather than action, prevail. Why is this the case?

The possibility that the general lack of concern is, perhaps, due to the prevailing Western worldview, in particular the belief that culture is superior to nature,  will be examined in the next chapter.