When It Comes to Climate Change, Grief Is More Useful Than Empty Nostalgia
We are already living in a changed world. Giving yourself time and space to grieve is important. But grief can also be a powerful tool for motivation.
Just how bad the worst-case scenario?
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What’s the worst-case scenario?
But mostly, I want to give them license to be more creative; to question the underlying architecture; to imagine a best-case scenario, a time when the urgency behind these talks I have with students has gone the same way as the ozone hole, acid rain, and other environmental successes now fading from our memory: toward extinction.
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Kate Harris writes in Lands of Lost Borders, “Explorers might be extinct, in the historic sense of the vocation, but exploring still exists, will always exist: in the basic longing to learn what in the universe we are doing here.” This is exactly how I felt working at Hilda Glacier.
Dillard stalked a world just beginning its freefall into an unprecedented amount of change, and her response was to look, and to look hard.