• Roger S Gottlieb Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Keywords: environmental crisis, climate crisis, spiritual transformation, social change, environmental destruction


In fictional form, this piece explores two possible ways in which the current environmental crisis (in general) and climate change (in particular) might unfold in coming years. In each case there is great suffering and many things are lost. However, in the first humanity and other species are simply devastated, and little human learning has been accomplished. In the second, a profoundly new appreciation of our connection with and dependence on the natural world has replaced the now dominant attitude and practice of domination and exploitation.

How to Cite
Gottlieb, R. S. (2017). Futures. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v4i3.180