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The New Yorker – The stories we tell ourselves about the future – by Elizabeth Kolbert  
Illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook [subscription req’d – this is an articulate, insightful and cleverly designed chronologically organized longread]: “…Both the effort to limit climate change (by replacing the world’s energy systems) and the effort to adapt to climate change (by erecting dikes and seawalls) will take place in the context of climate change, which is to say as cyclones, drought, fire, and sea-level rise force millions of people to flee. It’s possible that cascading crises will accomplish what thirty years of climate negotiations have not, and unite the world to seek the best way forward. Or it’s possible that the same forces that have prevented coöperation in the past—nationalism, corporatism, sectarianism, fear—will, under the stress of climate change, only intensify.”

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