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Expand Your Circle to Save the World

Why we’ll need a quantum leap in altruism to tackle the climate crisis

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A little over four decades ago, philosopher Peter Singer published a book called The Expanding Circle. In it, he argues that humans have, over the course of our history, expanded our “circle of altruism” — that is, the number of others whose welfare we care about enough to make…

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