In Capacity, systems thinker Carolyn Drugge offers a new and hopeful approach to addressing climate change. Many have argued that new technologies and greater efficiencies will not adequately solve the problem of climate change but few offer actual ways forward. Capacity provides a framework for addressing the issue, not merely the symptoms.
In the space that exists between our desire for a better world and our ability to create it lies a set of under-valued capacities. The good news is that all of these essential capacities exist within each of us. We just need to strengthen them. Capacity takes us on a fascinating exploration of key human competencies that are fundamental to approaching our changing climate in a truly meaningful way. In easily accessible language, Drugge draws from cognitive science, systems design, and 15 years of experience as a sustainability professional, to crystallize the competencies as avenues to move beyond documenting and lamenting the deterioration of our planet. Capacity offers a clear path toward a world in which humanity takes its rightful place on the planet.