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Author of dystopian climate crisis novel is 'deeply optimistic'

Author of dystopian climate crisis novel is 'deeply optimistic'
Monday 27
18:2 2019

People have “a moral obligation” to be optimistic about the climate crisis because the alternative would be to despair and allow the worst to happen, the novelist John Lanchester has said. Lanchester’s new book is a dystopian vision of a world after a climatic event called “the change”. But he told the Hay festival in Wales that it did not mean he was pessimistic. “I’m deeply optimistic,” he said. “My main ambition for the book is to be wrong, and I’ll take any form of wrongness … because we can’t bequeath that world, it would be a shameful thing to ...

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Summary: People have “a moral obligation” to be optimistic about the climate crisis because the alternative would be to despair and allow the worst to happen, the novelist John Lanchester has said. Lanchester’s new book is a dystopian vision of a world after a climatic event called “the change”. But he ...

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