"Gazing out at the future from the promontory of the present, with the planet having warmed one degree, the world of two degrees seems nightmarish -- and the worlds of three degrees, and four, and five yet more grotesque. But one way we might manage to navigate that path without crumbling collectively in despair is, perversely, to normalize climate suffering at the same pace we accelerate it, as we have so much human pain over centuries, so that we are always coming to terms with what is just ahead of us, decrying what lies beyond that, and forgetting all that we had ever said about the absolute moral unacceptability of the conditions of the world we are passing through in the present tense, and blithely."
- David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth
Friday, April 10, 2020
Climate Suffering Normalization
Unfortunately this strikes me as all too believable:
Posted by David Appell at 4/10/2020 11:56:00 AM