This quote from the newspaper The Guardian indicates why climate change and mitigation are so difficult to deal with: not only is climate change a phenomenon that human senses are not capable of grasping, it also confronts people in industrialized countries with the necessity to change lifestyles, particularly with regard to mobility patterns. However, there appear to be various mechanisms supporting and justifying non-action. Three of these, the perception of mobility as a human right, the presentation and prevalence of technology-tosolve-the-problem discourses, and the questioning of climate science can be seen as central to the problem of mitigation.