Yes, how we deal with pandemics and the health effects of living in a more crowded world will matter even more over time.
Large societies make group decisions based on either an authoritarian leader or an empowered, inclusive electorate. It's the point of a gun versus a point well made; the latter allows us a way through very complex issues.
Where the primary focus should be. Climate change is going to drive many changes we cannot predict. We need to set up a system for the kids to live off, and that starts with their education and the physical environment we envelope the kids in - for which resources, money, are needed right now.
I wrote this oped in 2018, and unfortunately it could just as easily have been written yesterday. I am so sorry that our children and we have had to go through this over and over and over. Let's make it stop.
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