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Former Utne Reader senior editor Keith Goetzman on environmental issues from climate change to composting.


Alt Writer’s Auld Lang Syne

 by Keith Goetzman


Tags: New Year’s resolutions, predictions, future, environment, Douglas Coupland, Keith Goetzman,

Crystal ball 

Hope and happiness are mainstays of new year’s greetings and resolutions. Here is a more, um, nuanced view of times ahead from novelist Douglas Coupland. These are among 45 tips from “A Radical Pessimist’s Guide to the Next 10 Years,” published in the Toronto Globe & Mail:

Even dystopian futuristic writers have their “up” moments, though, and Coupland lets a few rays of techo-optimism shine into his dark world. So we’ll leave you with this brighter prediction:

Source: Globe & Mail 

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