At the End of the World, It’s Hyperobjects All the Way Down

At the End of the World, It’s Hyperobjects All the Way Down

The word hyperobject offers a useful shorthand for why threats like global warming are so difficult to understand or accept: They threaten our survival in ways that defy traditional modes of thinking about reality and humiliate our cognitive powers, a disorienting shift that sends many people reeling into superstition, polarization, and denial.