I was waiting for an article like this - I've been through enough new cycles to know that the Amazon hysteria was probably not warranted. Didn't help that people were sharing photos en mass of fires that were very clearly *not* the Amazon lol...
Anyway. Thoughts on this piece? No paywall.
@Elmkast Thanks for sharing this link! I had been low-key freaking out about the Amazon for days. I literally lie awake at night panicking about the planet dying, so stuff like this really gets to me.
Having historical perspective on the scope of this year's fires has drastically improved my mood, thanks.
I wish more news coverage (on all issues!) would include historical context like that chart of fires over time. When reporting something as exceptional at least tell us what the baseline is!
@nindokag @Elmkast Some victories to celebrate: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/01/01/what-happened-to-90s-environmentalism/
I see like five articles a day about the increasingly grim and desperate climate news and whether there's any way to change course before we trigger various tipping points and render the earth uninhabitable to humans.
For slatestarcodex to write a whole article about "how come you never hear about the environment any more?" and not even have a section about global warming... What planet is he living on? because I would like to go there.
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