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Here There Be Tygers

In which I muse briefly on "crossing the rubicon".

(Posted 2016-03-31 16:29:11 -0400)

Soon, for the first time in human history, the elderly will outnumber the young.

For the first time in human history, world urban population outnumbers rural population.

Atmospheric CO2 levels, and (it is believed) global average temperatures, are higher today than ever before in human history.*

Clearly we are entering uncharted territory.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

–Abraham Lincoln

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