Shuffle the Futures

Situate the rational within the critical – and vice versa

We need to know the facts in relation to climate, but knowing the facts does not determine an answer. Just because science asks the question, doesn’t mean that science must be the answer. Reason is necessary but be reasonable in its use; question its presumed authority with a critical perspective. Mix hard logic with gentle empathy. Celebrate other, fuzzier, ways of thinking. Deploy ‘warm reason…that lives comfortably with emotions, affections, and feelings without surrendering its reasonableness.’ (de Sousa Santos)