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The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

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‘How can we understand the miserable failure of contemporary thinking to come to grips with what now confronts us?’ Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy

May 5, 2017 — After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with disorienting speed. It is the kind of shift that typically takes two or three or four generations to sink in. Continue reading The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it