Three reasons to look toward La Ville Lumière
The world leaders at the climate summit will trade rhetoric on these issues, and the original purpose of their conference may be pushed into second, or even third place behind discussing (the oil-rich) Islamic State and the human tide flowing across our borders. They will want to compartmentalise their agenda, keep these issues separate in their talks, they are each complex enough on their own.
Expect a 100-year wave of climate refugees
Politics has no language for this complexity, but art has. Three reasons to look to Paris: solidarity between grieving nations; hope for a climate deal that demonstrates governments can act together and with resolve; and a cultural focus that will help us all understand the world a bit better.