As we look forward to the new year, we've also reflected on the old, and rediscovered some of the great events, innovations, interviews and debates that 2008 had to offer. For the next week, we will be sharing our picks from the Worldchanging team's best work from the last 12 months. Come back each day for a new collection of posts on topics from climate change to transportation, energy to health and society.
Today's Topic: Best in Essays
Coverage of big-picture topics like climate change and politics stirred up predictions, ponderings, discussions and debates at Worldchanging. Members of the global Worldchanging Team mused about the future and transformation, and we spent a lot of time thinking and writing about what will come next. We believe strongly in the value of imagining and discussing our future today so that we can craft new visions and prepare for the changes that we need. Judging by he lively debates that we see in the comment threads, it seems that many of you agree. Today we present our collection of the best essays from 2008:
What's No Longer Impossible?
The Ninja Gap
Letter from Tällberg: Let's Talk about Transformation
Imagine What Comes After Green
The Apocalypse Makes Us Dumb
The Problem With Walk Score, the Possibilities of Carbon Goggles
Tiny Science, Big Implications
An Invisible Solution to the 'Quiet Crisis'
Letter from Stockholm
Moving Beyond Sustainability to Environmental Effectiveness
Chop Wood, Carry Water
Evolution of the Web
This piece is part of our Year in Review series. Use the following links to view more of our favorites from 2008: