Book review: The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
The author on why climate change, which threatens our very existence, has not entered our everyday lexicon, stories and politics
“Where were you when the Larsen B ice shelf broke up?" I don’t remember. Chances are very few of us do. And where were you when 9/11 happened? Chances are all of us remember. And yet, these two incidents, barely a few months apart, signify similar unimaginable violence that has been created by us, by our histories. Then why is it that climate change, one of the most potent, confounding problems that we as a species have ever faced, casts no shadow on our imaginations?