A picture of America.

Progress happened with a bloody Civil War, followed by waves of confrontational reforms in the 20th century — labor, women, blacks, immigrants, consumers, the disabled, LGBT, the environment. Americans have rarely been good at deploying harmonious ways to pry loose the gordian knots that divide us. When we do loosen them, we evolve.

And now this. The rude awakening. Untying the knots of our division tradition will take the one thing we’ve never been good at. Conversation. We must speak with one another, not talk past each other. We must SEE one another, to once and for all understand who we are. We must embrace our differences. We must heal. We must love.

But of all three knots, that of climate change is clearly the most challenging, because unlike the others, this one has a deadline. Unless we get climate right in no time, we won’t have a planet left in which to untie any knot. That is science, not opinion.

Pioneering Deep Climate Adaptability as a business value driver and Adaptation Ambition for faster mainstreaming. Because societies adapt only if companies do.

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