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His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call Angelus Novus (New Angel), a progress. 1920 monoprint by Paul Klee. Sometimes, in those brief shining moments of optimism, the immensity seems less great than the imperative to overcome it. A majority of humans believe in the necessity to end our addiction to carbon. Even fossil fuel companies have incorporated climate change into their long-term planning We have the science on our side—when are we going to act in scale? ●

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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