Browsing the archives for the possibility tag

Can we imagine a better future? On dystopias and hope

People sense that the world as they know it is dying, and they are frightened beyond belief—and I mean this quite literally. Climate-change denial of the extent that we have witnessed in recent years has to be fueled in part by a fear so big there is no name for it.

Time to experiment?

Let’s not get too depressed (or angry) about the failure of comprehensive climate legislation in Congress this year. As bad as it seems, it could be a blessing in disguise, because it could spur us to look at a broader range of possible solutions, some of which might help us take huge leaps forward.