The real climate emergency is that we don’t treat the climate crisis as an emergency because we feel no emergency. Call this ‘the meta-emergency’.
As a philosopher who thinks about climate change, a central concern motivating my work in recent years has been anguish that our species and our political-economic systems are dangerously short-termist. Indeed, I have a book coming out soon on just this: in Why Climate Breakdown Matters, I set out the pressing need for humanity to become more “long-termist” in its outlook.
If 2021 has taught us anything, it’s that time is up for business as usual.
There are many ways to have a ‘greener’ more ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’ Christmas although most of them still rely on some level of consumption but what if you want to go further still? Rupert Read has some thoughts.