I'm doing a quick Kickstarter campaign to complete my new book, The Snap Forward.
It's about winning the climate fight.
I'd like to share why I'm excited about this project.
With some great teams, I've done projects—from co-founding Worldchanging to doing climate foresight, writing Carbon Zero to being a futurist-in-residence @ideo—that have had some real impact.
I've essentially spent my entire working life watching the planetary crisis worsen.
Now, it's an emergency.
The curves are steepening. Time is running short. Windows of opportunity are closing.
the future we're now headed for is tragic and terrible.
Yet our strategies have changed little in 30 years. The public debate is full of outdated ideas & outright lies. Our politics is gridlocked.
It's unlike anything I've ever seen. It's fantastic.
And because our thinking hasn't kept up with the times, these strategies seem like the only strategies there are.
The gap seems unbridgeable.
A lot of us are falling into despair.
Sure, much has been lost, but so much more is still to be decided. The future is not some dreadful trudge down to a dusty collapse.
It's not too late... if we can free our minds to think differently.
We've gone through a discontinuity. Everything has changed. The entire landscape of human society is in upheaval. Past experience is a bad guide for future action. Old ideas are dangerous.
I call this feeling the Snap Forward.
Yes, this is a brutal fight—and we have years, not decades—but with new thinking & strategies, it's a fight we can win, and win fast.
I think this is a book this moment needs.