Today one of the most influential Latin American writers passed away. Internationally known for his book “A hundred years of solitude”, Gabriel García Márquez helped us imagine how the lives of our future generations might be like. Holding the IPCC Climate Change Report at hand and imagining the future, we can only hope that our cities’ future isn’t as bleak as Márquez’s Macondo — which was ultimately destroyed by a hurricane.
The report’s numbers are definately sobering, but the great Colombian author didn’t just leave us with fiction — he also leaves us with hope of survival. From one of his famous quotes (loosely translated):
Life is nothing if not a continuous succession of opportunities to survive.