“If humans are responsible to the problem, they must be capable of undoing it. We have an idiomatic name for those who hold the fate of the world in their hands, as we do: gods. But for the moment, at least, most of us seem more inclined to run from that responsibility than embrace it- or even admit we see it, though it sits in front of us as plainly as a steering wheel. Instead, we assign the task to future generations, to dreams of magical technologies, to remote politicians doing a kind of battle with profiteering delay… The fact that climate change is all-enveloping means it targets all of us, and that we must all share in the responsibility so that we do not all share in the suffering- at least not all share in so sufferingly much of it.”
David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
American journalist known for his writings on climate change.