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Why is everything falling apart in 2020?

1 month ago   |   By Grist

Q. Dear Umbra,
Did any aspect of climate change cause the pandemic to happen this year? Could pandemics happen more often?
- Which Oracle Read Rightly Imminent, Existential Doom?
A. Dear WORRIED, 2020: what a year so far! As anyone who witnessed the crowds of face mask-clad people show up in the middle of a deadly pandemic to protest police violence this weekend can attest, a lot seems to be terrible all at once. You're asking, in a sense, why now? It almost seems like it must be a rhetorical question. But it's not - by understanding how we got into this mess, we might presumably be able...
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