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Everything is not going to be okay

Dan Zak for the Washington Post: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble

Hold the problem in your mind. Freak out, but don’t put it down. Give it a quarter-turn. See it like a scientist, and as a poet. As a descendant. As an ancestor.

“It is an immense privilege to be alive at this time,” Alice Major says from Edmonton. “We owe it to ourselves to try as hard as we can to understand what’s going on. And to give meaning to it. . . . Only by understanding our lives as meaningful can we hope to create meaningful change.”

Here’s to the new decade not ending the way it began.

By Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.