“Your world is going to be shattered by a changing Earth”

“Your world is going to be shattered by a changing Earth, but there can be great joy in the arts of shared survival. As Derek Walcott still tells us in 2069, “Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” You have a chance to take the pieces and make a world of many worlds, as the Zapatistas used to say, a world not just for the powerful, the white, the able-bodied, the neurotypical, the male, or, even the human. You might lose the things you are used to (sprawling McMansions for nuclear families, unlimited consumer selection, the careless burning of natural resources to power thoughtless diversion), but there is everything to gain. Don’t spend the next 50 years trying to hold on to a past that was never good for everyone; spend them creating something entirely new.”


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