On American Philosophy, Climate Change and a Case for Optimism…

Mt. Washington in Oregon (Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash)

A nightmare awoke me this morning at 2:40 a.m. In the dream, I had to keep my family in the basement of our house, waiting as our overtaxed air conditioners worked in vain to cool the first floor. This was a new reality in climate change, a hopeless situation brought about by our overconsumption of fossil fuels and overindulgent lifestyles.