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Not policies chosen but a hurricane of disruption
Notice that most of what we are hearing in climatw conversations is about the physical side of things: ice, melting, temperature, rising and such. What is ignored, is the social organization of our societies, and the impact of social organization on the causes of climate change and the possible ways of coping with a climate change.
We are also hearing what we could call a governance fantasy : that the choice is ours, as though climate change was a policy that we chose, and we can replace it with another policy that we choose. More realistic is that we were going along, more or less OK (with lots of hidden problems) that we now are in the midst of the first wave of upcoming hurricane, radical destabilization of the economy, of living conditions, communications, transportation, and consumption. We did not plan for this hurricane, but we have to go with it.
Part of the implication here is that they attempt to use climate change to solve other problems, such as inequality and gender issues are also likely to be disrupted by this coming hurricane. This puts us in a very uncomfortable position.