Welcome to a new series of conversations about climate, that seek to provide comfort and even hope in our changing times. As we enter the era of climate change impacts, it is easy to feel paralysed by the scale of the challenges. The conversations on climate do not avoid the hard facts, but link them to age-old sources of human comfort inherent in art, literature, nature and beauty, by telling different stories from conversations I have with diverse people across the globe.
Within these stories lie germs of personal response, hope and even transformation, which may help us to re-awaken the sense of wonder and love we have for the planet, and see multiple possible ways forward through the climate crisis. I hope you enjoy these dispatches from the frontlines, from the studios and ateliers, and from the laboratories and offices of our Earth.