SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
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by Matthew Crawford
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The climate change that TIME in the 1980s warned might be possible has already come to pass, and the damage it causes is starkly plain.
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What does a full-blown fire age look like? We’re about to find out.
by Stephen J. Pyne
For decades it was convenient to treat those outbreaks as a freak of nature. No more.
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