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The great paradox of our time: everything is both better and worse than ever before

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The great paradox of our time: everything is both better and worse than ever before

To me, one of the best pieces on climate change in recent months, written by The Correspondent’s founding editor. I like how Wijnberg is both realistic («In the past two centuries, fossil capitalism has made us wealthier, healthier, safer and more informed than ever.»), optimistic («we can take heart from this fundamental truth about human nature: together we can.») and radical («The engine that drives our civilisation must be completely disassembled and replaced with a new model.»).


From Weekly Filet #279, in January 2020. More on: #

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