Hi Colin, thanks for writing. I found the linkages you drew between social media and our attitudes towards climate change very insightful. I agree with you that society is suffering from an inherent lack of imagination. I think the problem stems from the fact that the internet has overexposed us to views and opinions on any and all topics. Our access to information has overwhelmed us. Everyone is aware that grave injustices in society persist, but most are paralyzed from taking meaningful action. Our contemporary awareness of the problems of the world has rendered our desire for change inert. We need to recognise this development and commit to changing our frame of mind.

In saying this however, I feel that there are some positive signs we’re headed in this direction. That you and I are having this conversation is testimony to this fact. I look forward to reading more of your work mate!

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