The planet is warming due to human activities, primarily burning fossil fuels & deforestation.
#ClimateChange is happening here & now, and is already affecting everyone. The consequences will get worse for each bit of further warming.
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The thing is, historically, pandemics have often caused big turning points in human society which have had lasting impacts. Things like the Renaissance and the decline of serfdom in Europe.
Empires have fallen because of pandemics. Authorities have lost credibility after their failures. Societal structures and traditions have been called into question. Philosophy and politics have seen shifts. And places which committed to protecting their populations have typically emerged stronger.
If nothing else, the coronavirus has already served to highlight that the status quo, so beloved by our authorities, is inherently weak.
The old concept of "normal" is probably gone. Things will be different when this is over. What the difference will be, however, is yet to be seen.
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