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What if climate change meant not doom - but abundance?

By Rebecca Solnit

15 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Writing in the Post, Rebecca Solnit suggests we adopt a new approach to tackling climate change. We need to reframe the crisis as "an opportunity - a chance to rethink who we are and what we desire."

A monastic once told me renunciation can be great if it means giving up things that make you miserable.

This vision, I think, is what has been missing when we talk about the climate crisis - and how we should respond to it.

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