Discover more from Douglass’s Newsletter
Imagination - how to......
To have a chance against death-dealing climate challenge we need an unleashed imagination. Innovation, often expected to “solve” the problem is too narrow and technical in practice and deals with technical pliability, not the world of humans, dreams, closer to the world of art, drama, demons and gods,
How to get there? The point is that imagination is close by, but we act as though we are tied up and prevented from moving into it. We’ve got to get past that and explore the freedom of our minds. Here is a simple proposal: start (this something to actually do) by writing a sentence that reflects your thinking about climate, maybe a dumb thought. . …. fir example
Could we make locusts that eat up co2?
What about something like goldfish ,same weight as air, that could swim in the atmosphere
1. Co2 is invisible but invisible means not in the visible s[ectrum.
2. What if we made some way to see it?
Both f these could turn toward challenging, maybe even helpful, ideas. In each case the second sentence would never have come to mind without the first.
The point is that imagination is close by, but we act as though we are tied up and prevented from moving there. We’ve got to get past that and explore the freedom of our minds. if we are to have a chance against the climate challenges.