Yotam Marom: We could probably manage if all we had to do was overcome the many political, economic and social crises we're facing. But climate change both ups the stakes and places a time limit on the endgame. I live with a quiet, constant sadness at the loss people around the world are already facing, a nagging fear of what’s to come and an ashamed hopelessness about what we can do to stop it. George Lakey: My favorite metaphor is a blacksmith’s forge: polarization heats up society, making it malleable. Failing economic security shakes people up, creating an opening for new and bolder approaches. Government has lost confidence of our young people. They're open to new leadership. And some of the old prejudices, racism and sexism that used to keep people apart are losing their grip.