Jonathan Franzen generates heat with light, so what’s the big deal?

| October 14, 2019 | Leave a Comment

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Publication Info: Medium

Date of Publication: September 14, 2019

Author(s): Carl Safina

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On September 8, the New Yorker published an article by Jonathan Franzen titled, “What if we stopped pretending?” By September 11, various instant criticisms and rebuttals had been published including a Scientific American piece by Columbia University climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel, titled, “Shut up, Franzen.”

Basically, Franzen believes there is almost no chance that enough will be done to avert massive climate changes and consequent disruptions in coming decades. The critics find this defeatist, and they object.

Thing is, I thought Franzen’s piece was the best thing I’ve ever read about climate change. Read the full article review here.

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