Shifting from this current power structure into the right way of living with the planet would absolutely be revolutionary and radical. It would mean everything has to change, literally. How we transport ourselves, how often and how far we transport ourselves, how we get our food, how we earn money, how we take care of our families. There is no question that this is going to happen, the question is do we want to come willingly, or are we going to be dragged kicking and screaming while things are collapsing around us?
Journalist Dahr Jamail explains why saving what's left of life on the planet is a moral calling we can't leave to governments, what large-scale biophysical changes our environments will experience as the Earth's ice melts away, and how everything must change within ourselves if we're to survive this new world we've created through a history of destruction.
Dahr is author of the book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption from The New Press.