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Religion’s Timothy Beal discussed his new book

Is accepting the end of humanity the key to climate action? This scholar thinks so

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Grist: Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, discussed his new book When Time Is Short: Finding Our Way in the Anthropocene, which came out in July. “This is not another ‘before it’s too late’ book,” he wrote. “This is a ‘what if it’s already too late?’ book. Maybe it’s not. But what if it is? What if we, along with many other plants and animals, have 50 years, or 200 years, or maybe even several hundred more years left?”