Solving climate change… by turning it into a religion

TL;DR for the skimmer

The only way to mobilize society to prioritize important, tough problems like climate change is to follow the religious model of social movement. Solving these problems is a whole other beast – but at the very least, these problems have to become societal priorities first so that more of the world’s smartest individuals will actually identify them and solve them.

The problem of climate change needs an idol and a story, and it’s up to us to craft what those will be.

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