It can feel like we’re living in a time of despair and desperation. Our political system seems broken, the gap between rich and poor is escalating, and climate change feels overwhelming. It would be easy to give up. But what if, instead, we looked for hope? We’re not talking about sugarcoating the situation. And hope — real hope — is not going to be simple to find. To the Best of Our Knowledge talked with leading artists, scientists, writers and thinkers to ask them where they find hope, and how we can get some, too.