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    1. Has it ever felt like this before?

      I'm 22. Until a few years ago, I was pretty left-leaning and felt the urgency of it in empathy, but things feel different now. It feels like we're at the bad end of a game someone failed at the...

      I'm 22. Until a few years ago, I was pretty left-leaning and felt the urgency of it in empathy, but things feel different now. It feels like we're at the bad end of a game someone failed at the last checkpoint. The world as we know it has already ended, and as much as I know we'll make it out of this pandemic, it kind of doesn't feel like we'll make it out of the larger situation. Corporations are consolidating power, rising fascism, and a ticking time bomb in climate change just to give it a little more urgency.

      So, those of you who've been around the sun a few more times - has it ever felt like this before? Am I just feeling this despair because I'm inexperienced and haven't been through it before, or is this crisis really something new?

      EDIT: Thank you to everyone for the responses. It's made me feel better, in a way, to know that others see what I see, but also that we as a species have pulled through similarly terrible times in the past.

      Here's hoping we make it right before we totally wipe ourselves out.

      30 votes
    2. Has your local climate gotten noticeably warmer in your lifetime?

      I was just thinking, it does seem that where I am summers and winters are hotter than they used to be (I'm in the northern Midwestern US). Actually this winter we had a few days where it got over...

      I was just thinking, it does seem that where I am summers and winters are hotter than they used to be (I'm in the northern Midwestern US). Actually this winter we had a few days where it got over 60 degrees(!) and I do feel like it snows less than when I was a kid. But I've only been alive for less than 2 decades and I don't think the global temperature has actually risen a lot in that time? So I'm curious, has anyone else personally felt the affects of climate change in their own climate? And if so, since when?

      edit: I also remember seeing lots of fireflies when I was younger. Haven't seen one in years.

      24 votes