I’m sure everybody has seen the new environment report. And I’m sure everybody understands that very few people will care.
It’s hard to notice a real problem when there is a barrage of apocalyptic howling every day. World War III is coming! Trump will nuke the world! Democracy will die tomorrow! Democratic institutions are crumbling! Everybody is about to starve! The rise of fascism! It’s just like Hitler! No, it’s just like Weimar Germany! No, it’s worse! We are entering the darkest of times!
People publish insane apocalyptic screeds that read like comedy. Everybody is foaming at the mouth. And then when there’s really something serious to worry about, nobody has the energy or the trust to notice.
Yes, I’ve said this before. But the apocalyptic blethering has gotten so much worse in the last two years and it comes precisely from the folks who are likely to notice…
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