This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week.
Many of us are searching for something positive to focus on during this incredibly tough time. One place to start is with the notion of being “antifragile.” The word, coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his comprehensive book, refers to one’s ability to thrive in the face of stress, shock, and instability. As the opposite of fragility, the idea is to not merely persevere, but to build something positive from chaos. With this catastrophic pandemic underway, the best thing we can do as a society is to figure out how to move forward. From the angle of sustainability, multiple antifragility options present themselves. This week’s column is about how together we can apply our current state to fight for a better — and cleaner — future.