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How can we make the change we need to save our future?

I spent a lot of time study­ing how we as col­lec­tive agents of his­to­ry have helped foment enor­mous change and also how we have failed at it. That was anoth­er impor­tant ele­ment, to look at the rev­o­lu­tions that did not work. Because unlike basi­cal­ly every one of those rev­o­lu­tions, this is some­thing we can’t miss on. We’re not going to get a do-over on this. It’s now or nev­er. — Stephen Markley

We talk with Stephen Markley about his acclaimed new nov­el about the cli­mate cri­sis, The Del­uge. It lays out the dif­fer­ent paths that may be tak­en to chang­ing the polit­i­cal will to tack­le cli­mate, the unin­tend­ed con­se­quences they lead to, and the twists and turns of polit­i­cal, eco­log­i­cal and indi­vid­ual fates that inter­twine and react with each other.

Then we talk about what we can do in our own lives to pro­tect our plan­et from cli­mate dis­as­ter. We air excerpts from our inter­views with Peter Kalmus (Being The Change) and Darr Reil­ly of Car­bon C.R.E.W.