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Op-Ed: Inevitable Planetary Doom Has Been Exaggerated

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The Atlantic –

I am an environmental writer, and in the environmental world, the past year in particular has felt like an endless series of reactions to immediate crises: constant rollbacks of environmental protections, the pandemic complicating environmental work, colossal wildfires that torched the West. But environmentalists are so good at emphasizing worst-case scenarios that when we look to the future, apocalypse often feels inevitable.  Do we really dare to hope?  Yes.