“You have to remember the seriousness of the climate challenge we faced in the 2020s to fully appreciate what we all did in the end.”

Thus begins the fictional account of journalist-from-the-future Stuart Rand, reflecting in the year 2100 on the revolutionary changes humans made in the 2020s in order to save themselves from the climate crisis.

This account is part of a six-part series from writer and entrepreneur Peter Leyden called The Transformation, which tells the story of how the United States solved its toughest challenges between…