To-Do List

‘It would be so much easier if we could say, “Well, if we approved this one project or this action, the problem would be solved,”‘ [Peter Clavelle] told me. ‘But there’s no silver bullet. There’s no one thing we can do. There’s no ten things we can do. There’s hundreds and hundreds of things that we need to do.

‘I’m frustrated,’ he said. ‘But you need to remain hopeful.’

—Elizabeth Kolbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change