Denson employed a legal strategy called Common Design, which held that individuals who work within a destructive organization can be found guilty by virtue of displaying a shared, conscious intent to lend their services to that enterprise. I soon found myself wondering if Common Design could be applied to our present conundrum with climate change, in which millions of people work for enterprises that produce or emit large volumes of greenhouse gases. Many millions also engage in activities that enable our addictive dependence on fossil fuels.
Mankind's inability to boldly address the accelerating calamity of climate change starts, I think, with our inability to take responsibility for it. Might Common Design be useful here?