Clive Hamilton in his âoeRequiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Changeâ describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that âoecatastrophic climate change is virtually certain.â This obliteration of âoefalse hopes,â he says, requires an intellectual knowledge and an emotional knowledge. The first is attainable. The second, because it means that those we love, including our children, are almost certainly doomed to insecurity, misery and suffering within a few decades, if not a few years, is much harder to acquire. To emotionally accept impending disaster, to attain the gut-level understanding that the power elite will not respond rationally to the devastation of the ecosystem, is as difficult to accept as our own mortality. The most daunting existential struggle of our time is to ingest this awful truthâ"intellectually and emotionallyâ"and continue to resist the forces that are destroying us.