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Climate Change: We’re Not Literally Doomed, but… There’s Space for Action Between “Everything is Fine,” and “The Apocalypse is Upon Us”

By Kate Marvel – Scientific American – July 30, 2018
There is really no such thing as a post-apocalyptic story. Someone, after all, has to survive to tell the tale. An apocalypse must be incomplete to be interesting: cockroaches don’t present much opportunity for character development. And yet, this is how we sometimes talk about climate change: we’re doomed, the apocalypse is coming, the end of the world is nigh. Don’t get me wrong: climate change is an overwhelmingly horrific thing. It will lead—it already is leading- to massive economic damage, desperate refugees, and the loss of things we love. But it’s fundamentally different from an asteroid impact or zombie plague, and I think it’s important to understand why.  Read full blog post here.

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