Julia Adeney Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, USA. She has written extensively on issues of nature, politics, and the environment. As a member of the Anthropocene Working Group, she is collaborating on “The Anthropocene” for Polity Press.
By Julia Adeney Thomas, Local Futures
The challenges of our altered, unpredictable Earth System cannot be met by technological tinkering within the very systems that pushed it over the edge in the first place. There’s nothing for it but to roll up our sleeves and begin the hard work of transforming our political and economic systems with the aims of decency and resilience.