scores of Australians described their deep, wrenching sense of loss as they watch the landscape around them change.
“They no longer feel like they know the place they’ve lived for decades,” he says.
Albrecht believes that this is a new type of sadness. People are feeling displaced. They’re suffering symptoms eerily similar to those of indigenous populations that are forcibly removed from their traditional homelands. But nobody is being relocated; they haven’t moved anywhere. It’s just that the familiar markers of their area, the physical and sensory signals that define home, are vanishing.