From climate change to pandemics: we can fix this mess together, argues philosopher

Our collective future faces a now-or-never moment, Todd Dufresne writes in The Democracy of Suffering

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Scientists divide up the Earth’s geological history into eras and periods and epochs, according to when they consider great events have fundamentally changed our planet. 

The age we’re in now, some reckon, started quite recently: the Anthropocene, an era during which human activity is the major force changing the planet ? whether it’s global warming, pandemics, forest destruction, or vanishing species.

This thinking is profound and very poignant.