Client: The New Yorker
AD: Sebit Min
An editorial illustration for an adaptation from a speech Jonathan Franzen gave on climate change.
Franzen argues is that we should stop pretending that humanity can fix climate change. Humans are doomed, and should a) admit that and b) realize that reducing carbon emissions, as an all-in political goal, is kinda pointless. Instead, we should acknowledge that any world-improving action—reducing inequality or securing fair elections—will in some ways help us when the inevitable apocalypse comes.