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Negotiating Ecological Grief

Climate change is frightening and depressing — but that shouldn’t stop us from finding joy in the struggle for a better future

Slash burn behind a clearcut lot in Gifford Pinhcot National Forest, WA. 📷 Doug Bierend

Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its latest report on the state and future of Earth’s climate and biosphere. As expected, it was more dire than the last report, which was…




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Doug Bierend

Doug Bierend

Writer, generalist, sometimes journalist, concerned citizen. Ecology / equity / degrowth / “tech” / opinions. In Search of Mycotopia out now @chelseagreen!

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