I've got a new post on my blog. Well, an old post (I wrote it in 2013) that seemed once more applicable. I'm announcing it here because it isn't climate-related, except distantly. It's more a bit of social commentary, a commentary on commentary if you will, a defense of how to use popular fantasy to diagnose themes in modern culture.
One of my many hats is that of a fantasy and science fiction novelist. I see speculative fiction as an important way to tell truths about ourselves, our world, and our civilization. Even a work that isn't intended as allegory still says much about the society which produced the person who wrote it. Works which are popular say still more about those who consume them.
Where this particular essay impacts the climate debate is in what I don't say. When we discuss climate change, we also must address those who view it as a secret plot to control the world. The themes in my essay address that paranoia.
It's geared specifically to America, because that's where I live, but I suspect the points I touch upon will be applicable in much of the world.
You can read American Dreams
at my Unfinished Progress