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The One War That The Human Species Can't Lose

Feb 24, 2020   |   The New Yorker

"Last week, the temperature in Antarctica hit almost seventy degrees—the hottest in recorded history. It wasn’t a one-day fluke," reports The New Yorker in an article about how climate change is affecting Antarctica.

"Before I went to Antarctica, I checked in with Donald Perovich, a geophysicist at Dartmouth who tracks sea ice. We got to talking about wars. 'You can argue that in all wars, there are winners and losers. Afterward, societies go on. There’s an opportunity to recover and move forward. If you approach climate change as a war, there are some really severe consequences across the board,' he told me. 'This,' he added, 'is the one war we can’t lose.'"

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