Cultural drag or "stickiness"

The tendency of human behavior to be reinforced by cultural or inherited mores and traditions even when the situation demands adaptive changes to rapidly altered conditions -- even, or especially, when stress builds to even the point of becoming a life threatening situation. See the "titanic effect."

An ignorance fostered by outmoded traditions.

Capacity is often hard to see because reality masks the clues.

Terms to know.

A) Ecological literacy

B) Ecological justice

See also:

culture, cultural stickiness, social lag, ideology, cultural drag, cultural landscape, culture cores

cultivatedSome nations have more cultivated land as a percentage of the full area than do others.

India possesses 57 percent while China has only 13.5 percent arable land.


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