Breanna Draxler interviews author Eric Holtaus

Breanna Draxler is the climate editor at YES!

How do we get where we need to go,
from where we are today?

Excerpts from the interview:

“The old world has fallen away,
and there’s not yet a clear vision
of what the new world is going to be,”

“There needs to be a picture of what we’re fighting for,” he tells me,
“not just what we’re fighting against.”

“This is the hardest thing we’ve ever done—
that any generation of people has ever done,” he tells me.
“It’s going to feel like we can’t do it.”

“The next few decades are going to feel like falling in love—
setting aside everything you thought you knew and trusting that you’ll end up in a radically different place you never could have achieved on your own.”

“Climate change is a product of a system of White supremacy and colonization over the past 500 years,” Holthaus says. “A certain group of people felt it was justified to exploit people and land. That’s the simplest explanation of climate change.”

Read the article at Yes! Magazine

An authorized excerpt from The Future Earth at Yes! Magazine

The first hopeful book about climate change, The Future Earth shows readers how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades.
— Harper Collins Publishers

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