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Caring about climate change: it's time to build a bridge between data and emotion | Ketan Joshi

Seeing the span of our children’s lives laid over a climate projection graph slices through the boredom that comes with climate apathy
‘This is a unique moment of clarity for a field of scientific inquiry that has faced immense, unfathomable opposition over the past decade’ Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Long after we each cease to exist, the physical outcomes of the choices we make today, and tomorrow, will linger. Shadows of our decisions on policy, energy and lifestyle will manifest as the consequence of our injection of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The forecasted outcomes of unchecked climate change are serious and long-lasting. Climate science regularly emits dire warnings and precipitous graphics illustrating dangerous changes to the oceans and atmosphere in the coming decades. They also fail, profoundly, to inspire widespread preventative action, partly because the future is distant and dim

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