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Why Your Brain Can’t Process Climate Change

Last week saw the latest in a series of increasingly dire reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

This past July was the hottest month on record, punctuated by intense heat waves throughout Europe and the Arctic, leading to a record-breaking 12.5 billion tons of ice melting on Greenland on Aug. 1.

  • Bryan Walsh
  • TIME

Yet despite the bad news rising with the mercury, on the whole the world is doing little to slow the pace of climate change, with carbon dioxide emissions reaching an all-time high in 2018. We know—at least those of us not in the grips of outright climate denial—how bad it is. But we can’t seem to …

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