The end of cheap thrills: bushfires signify need for civilisational shift

By Richard Eckersley
February 4 2020 - 12:00am

It has been apparent for years that nothing we are doing about climate change and the host of other global issues we must contend with will spare us from troubled and turbulent times. Rather, the crises will powerfully influence the course history takes, the shape of things to come after the turmoil. They could help or hinder: provide the moral force for urgent action, or preoccupy us with emergency management.

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