This BBC “Ideas” video deals with the sense of helplessness that many people feel about the increasing awareness of climate change and other existential threats. It is one of a series of 16 short videos on sustainability themes. The first video is followed by another that answers the questions “Can we transform the world in 12 years?”. The New Deal of F D Roosevelt is cited as a successful social transformation as is the man on the moon space programme and the adaptation that led to the end of WWII and the Icelandic volcanic eruption that disrupted air transport. Humans are innovative and adaptable claims the presenter. Worth a look at the collected set of ideas!