‘I’m aware that all this sounds a bit pessimistic. But planning for the worst possible scenario is not pessimistic—it is simply prudent. It is what you do when you put on your seat belt before driving a car. So, let’s ask ourselves practical questions: Can anything be done to avoid collapses? Or at least to reduce the damage they cause?’
There is no avoiding climate-ecological collapse and the collapse of global modern techno-industrial civilisation. There is, however, lots to be done to reduce the horrors and injustices that this entails. It is no panacea, but a focus on justice can ease our descent.