Countering uncertainty

Sara Hendren shares resources for countering climate nihilism. All of these are valuable in their own right, but I was also struck by how so much of the advice is about viewing uncertainty not as a kind of enclosure—as something that prohibits action—but as an opportunity, as an open space into which anything can happen. Part of what good leaders do in times of uncertainty is help people see that in not knowing what the future holds, there’s a freedom to experiment. Some of those experiments may fail, while others succeed only conditionally, but it’s never the case that all movement is foreclosed. The trick is to help people see those potential futures—and the steps you’re taking to bring them closer.