Despite demands for positivity by influencers in the climate-environment movement, being negative can be a game changer. The collapse of economies and agriculture in the Global South is coming for us all, and only a collapse-conscious citizenry can plan a #JustCollapse.
Dr Stella Nyambura Mbau, a native Kenyan, describes: ‘As I witness millions of people newly displaced and in need of humanitarian aid due to the current impacts of climate change, I wonder who has the luxury of staying positive? I have discovered that I am not alone in thinking that more scientists need to stop pretending that the future will turn out fine. Research in psychology and philosophy are finding that highly negative conclusions about climate change can actually be powerfully motivating.’ #TalkCollapse