The Prevalence Of Passivity In The Face Of Climate Change
We can agree (mostly) on the indications that the planet is getting warmer, and the weather getting weirder.
But the call to action is answered unevenly, if at all. Which is puzzling to many people; if the planet gets more volatile, we risk our own survival, don't we?
Novelist and critic Nathaniel Popkin marvels at the inability of humans to take decisive action in the book To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis.
The author returns (after a 2018 visit) to the JX to lay out his case.