Inspiration Forum

We can only face the climate crisis with new stories, shows writer Magnason

According to leading scientists, the nature of almost all water on the planet will fundamentally change in the next hundred years. The changes we are witnessing in one generation are greater than those that have taken place in the last 50 million years. Yet we still seem to have a herd immunity to the phenomenon of climate change. Writer Andri Magnason explains this by the lack of linguistic and conceptual tools to fully understand the processes taking place around us. Scientific data is too abstract and predictions seem far away. The only way to communicate them to the public, he says, is through stories. What stories do we need to tell? And what can we do to begin to perceive the reality we've been dissociating from? Andri Magnason in a conversation with cultural journalist Jonáš Zbořil.