“Our climate crisis requires us to evacuate our normal ways of doing things”

A powerful piece from Rebecca Solnit: “people in power and bureaucrats seem exceptionally obtuse when it comes to recognizing that the world has changed and the old rules no longer apply.” She compares often exactly wrong official responses to what is needed for survival in radically new situations: “during 9/11, survival meant evacuating the south tower of the World Trade Center” – not listening to the building tanoys telling people to return to their desks. “In 2011, survival on the northeast coast of Japan meant going uphill or far inland. Our climate crisis requires us to evacuate our normal ways of doing things.”

Posted by Dan Olner

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