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Proposal for Living and Dying Well on a Warming Planet, Affidavit

In thirty years the world may be unrecognizable to those of us born in the twentieth century. I’m thirty now, and according to a report issued in October by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, I will likely experience the effects of worsening food shortages, wildfires, coastal flooding, and the mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as my fifties, even as I live in the privileged industrialized west. Key word: worsening.

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