I am very wary of the “doomsday” tone of Zepnep’s piece.
Noreen O'Connor
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I’m not sure the author would disagree, but also added the suggestion that it’s not in our nature to take on those interventions without a crisis trigger. And while I have largely shared your perspective. which I hope I’m not mischaracterizing as “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” I think it is also worth considering evidence that some of these trends can build over generations, become seemingly permanent, then reach a point of unsustainability. Consider fossil fuels or the plastics pollution that led to the Pacific gyre, both of which may be reaching that point. So I think we also need to be wary of the sense that because things didn’t crash at early predicted points, evidence supporting a future crash can be ignored.

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