If You’re Counting on Climate Migration to Save You, Think Again

  • Block the sun. It seems inevitable at this point that we’ll have to reduce solar radiation. This is not a solution in and of itself — you’re attacking the symptom and not the disease. This might buy us more time, but that is all. (Also, is this anything more than wishful thinking? I know everyone’s talking about it, but people also talk about nuclear fusion, which isn’t anywhere close to fruition. I’ve started to wonder if this is yet another way we’re deceiving ourselves into not panicking, when we should act on the panic. The panic is justified.)
  • Use less stuff. This starts with using less space. It continues with driving fewer miles. It ends with fewer hobbies, less FOMO, and therefore less food and fewer toxic gadgets.
  • Create more time. Part of what necessitates all the waste is the fact that we’re all running around like mad, due to feelings of inadequacy and due to economic pressures. Instead of the drudgery of pretending to be a world famous model on the socials, let’s leave time for reusing packaging to do things like bring food home from the store. By not budgeting time for basic tasks we like to pretend don’t matter, we create the time pressure that justifies modern time-saving devices and disposable packaging.

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