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Media Type: Article - Recent
Publication Info: EcoEquity
Date of Publication: June 3, 2019
Author(s): Tom Athanasiou
In late 2017, David Wallace-Well’s piece in New York Magazine, The Uninhabitable Earth, landed like a bomb. In mid-2018 came the Deep Adaptation paper, which likewise was downloaded by the hundreds of thousands. In October of 2018, there came the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C, and afterwards the air was crisper, the view clearer. It was obvious that climate denialism, or at least classic climate denialism, had lost its legitimacy. Denialism was just a right-wing scam, and everyone knew it.
So something has changed. But what’s at stake, exactly, and what comes next?
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