Whatever one believes about Fidel Castro and his authoritarian regime, the response of his government was to embrace science and intelligent and pragmatic policies for recovery after an economic shock.
A chain-smoker develops pneumonia and nearly dies — and quits smoking.
An alcoholic is informed by his family they’re leaving — and sobers up.
It is well-recognized that a sudden, unexpected shock — frequently painful — can terminate a long and apparently unshakable pattern of self-destruction.
A Swedish teenager goes from country to country in Europe, aiming salvos of scientific truth about climate crisis at the world’s recalcitrant political and corporate leaders, most of whom are working very hard to pretend that there is no global climate crisis.