We need to be able to be confidently uncertain.

My problem with English is that we don’t seem to be given a way to confidently and efficiently express shades of uncertainty.

We are living in a sound-bite culture. Those that give the simple answers, get heard.

But we are faced with complex problems like climate change and the answers are not simple. The right direction is contingent upon local economies, availability of technology, and level of awareness of the populace.

Unfortunately, “I’m not sure what to do because…” is not a phrase that gets play.


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