Maybe we’re not doomed?

As the Earth swelters through yet another record-breaking summer, a surprise push for climate legislation on Capitol Hill gave us a shimmer of optimism and hope toward fighting climate change. But, while it’s a step in the right direction to reduce carbon emissions, it’s not a panacea. How do we maintain optimism, even when the right steps feel too small?

References:
Summaries of the climate, tax, and prescription drug parts of the Manchin deal
What Democrats' big new bill would actually do 
What the Inflation Reduction Act needs to pass, including Sen. Sinema
Princeton researchers’ estimate of the deal’s climate impact
The Republican vote against benefits for veterans exposed to toxins
The White House/Employ America plan to reduce gas prices
Nina Kelsey’s theory of the “green spiral”
It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling
Europe is burning like it’s 2052

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