In defense of fear
In her DNC speech, Michelle Obama said things can get a lot worse. She's right.
Someone asked me yesterday how I manage to cover climate change each day without feeling perpetual fear and anxiety. I said I wasn’t sure—but generally, I don’t.
I think it’s because I’m uncomfortable with fear. I’ll use any mental trick I can muster to avoid it. One trick I use is anger: a similar, but easier and more action-oriented emotion. Why be sc…