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Carl Wiens
Optimist or Pessimist
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Which are you?

Here's a couple of illustrations that ran in this week's New York Times. The article was titled 'Can Humanity Survive? Want to Bet on it?' by John Tierney. The minute hand on the doomsday clock was recently advanced to 5 minutes before midnight based on factors like climate change. Is the end of the world just around the corner?

Being optimistic used to be a choice, an attitude. Nowadays its a real challenge. I do my best to keep a positive outlook, I really want the world to be a better place for my kids. Wishful thinking.

What's your global outlook? Are you Malthusian, utopian, Orwellian?  Apocolyptic or apoplectic?


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