We now have a huge body of evidence and evidence suggesting that we are facing increasing systemic instability that seriously threatens the ability of some human populations - or even humans as a whole - to maintain themselves in a sustainable environment. This is what Prince Charles calls a "large-scale suicide act".
But has there been a real debate, for example on climate change, in terms of social change?
No, of course not. Too catastrophic. On the one hand, we are subjected to apocalyptic, survivalist or pseudo-mayas discourses, and on the other hand, we endure the "progressive" denials of Luc Ferry, Claude Allègre and other Pascal Bruckner. The two postures, both frenetic and tense around a myth (that of the apocalypse vs. that of progress),
feed each other with a "scarecrow" effect and have in common the phobia of a calm and respectful debate, which has the effect of reinforcing the attitude of collective denial that characterizes our time so well.