Impeding ecological sustainability through selective moral disengagement

This paper discusses moral disengagement, with an emphasis on how moral disengagement impedes ecological sustainability. The author notes moral disengagement comes about through: exonerative comparisons that render detrimental practices as righteous; the use of convoluting language that disguises what is really being done; reducing accountability by displacement and diffusion of responsibility; minimising and disputing harmful effects; and dehumanising and blaming the victims and derogating the messengers of ecologically bad news.