«Good news: we’re saved! The world’s politicians will come together in Paris this month and solve climate change, once and for all. We did it. Good job. Go home, it’s cool.
Are they gone? Okay, here’s the truth. Things aren’t hopeless, but we have serious work ahead. Whatever goes down in Paris, we’re still looking at irreversible losses in biodiversity and natural resources, still watching the sea levels rise, still feeling the temperatures climb.
But, finally, people are doing things. Citizen lobbyists, students, politicians, small-business owners—they are figuring out how to keep our world and our cities running sustainably.»