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Why is it so hard to fully address climate change? It’s a hyperobject.

Posted: 6/14/2019

“Climate change despite being so definitely caused by humans is so profoundly non-human; so expansive that our understanding is continually outpaced by its total seepage into our environment. Climate change is both a thing and much much more sign that a mere thing could ever be.”

Climate change can sometimes be¬†baffling to think about and can become invisible to human perception by its sheer magnitude. Our partners at Hot Mess tackle the sometimes overwhelming topic of climate change with a metaphor from a 19th century novella…

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THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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