The world as we knew it is coming to an end, and it’s up to us how it ends and what comes after. It’s the end of the age of fossil fuel, but if the fossil-fuel corporations have their way the ending will be delayed as long as possible, with as much carbon burned as possible. If the rest of us prevail, we will radically reduce our use of those fuels by 2030, and almost entirely by 2050. We will meet climate change with real change, and defeat the fossil-fuel industry in the next nine years…
One of our finest living essay writers is Rebecca Solnit. She writes with innovation and style about so many subjects, including my hometown of New Orleans. Here she ponders in her own inimitable way the climate crisis facing the world. Instead to penning a screed of doom and gloom, she reveals ten ways we as individuals can confront this looming crisis and, yes, make a difference. Hope is what she offers, and really that and putting our global ingenuity and will to the task will carry us out of the dire scenarios for future of the planet.
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