We’ve got a bad habit of paying attention to pandemics only when it’s too late.
“There is no correlation between what a heptapod says and what a heptapod writes.”
In the short term, there are already opportunities to monetize misfortune—like by gambling on storms whose strength has likely been enhanced by climate change. The longer term is more complicated, because it requires anticipating the coin flip between cataclysm and resilience. Putting money on the climate crisis can be cynical or hopeful, gimmicky or serious, cunning or naïve. It all depends on your vision of the future.