Attendees of Naomi Klein’s Book Launch Weigh in on Our Planet’s Future

So, How Fucked Are We?

Photos by Shaun Michaud

  • “I’m optimistic for the future of the planet… for the future of the human species, perhaps not so much.”

  • “I think we’re fucked, and I think it’s a philosophical issue. […] The real issue of climate change is a philosophical issue, and it’s one [for which] we need to acknowledge our predetermine demise and work every day to ameliorate the essential and inherent pain that exists with that understanding.”

  • “I’m a gloomy optimist. […] I want to say that we’ll be okay, but I do feel like we’re fucked if we don’t make the rights decisions. But there’s always room for the right thing.”