When **it Gets Real

Part One: This is your brain on discontinuity

Discontinuity is best seen from above. The faster change is happening, the more important it is to try to see the big picture.

The heat has come.

In Portland, Oregon, it was hotter (108ºF) Saturday than it’s ever been there. . Yesterday, it was hotter still (114ºF). Records are dropping in Seattle and Vancouver and scores of smaller Pacific Northwest cities. That green and rainy corner of the world is baking in greenhouse sun and drought.

All this is, the National Weather Service informs us, “unprecedented.” No one has ever experienced what it’s like to live in these places at these temperatures. We’re in the unknown, now; Terra incognita. And here be dragons.

We all now need to learn to think in new ways, and we need to do it fast.

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