We need more women and more people of color to be studying, thinking, writing, and speaking about climate change. The stakes are high.
People are more likely to take climate change seriously if they’re sitting in a hot room than if they are sitting in a cold one.
Apparently, our problem is that we are not “people who have suffered.” And it’s true that, despite the mild irritations of a bombed-out economy and dizzying unemployment rates and sky-high student debt and a stagnant government and the threat of climate change, we’re doing okay.
Stuff — events — dates — pile up in our individual histories, but to try organizing them in temporal order, to turn time into space via filing, is to fall back on a convenient fiction.