“The probability of global catastrophe is very high,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned in setting the Doomsday Clock 2.5 minutes before midnight earlier this year. On nuclear weapons and climate change, “humanity’s most pressing existential threats,” the Bulletin’s scientists found that “inaction and brinkmanship have continued, endangering every person, everywhere on Earth.”
It’s all enough to make a reasonable person ask: How much longer can things go on this way?
Fifty million people died in World War II.
The Black Death killed 75 to 200 million between 1346–1350.
Jimmy Carter was President for four years.
Hillary Clinton was once our highest ranking diplomat.
We’ll probably get through this just fine.