Looking for reasons to be cheerful about climate action

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Paris (AFP) – With a sunny smile to the camera Alaina Wood delivers a burst of “good climate news” to her young TikTok audience, trying to reassure them that it is not too late for action on global warming.   This cheerfulness is not because Wood has somehow failed to notice the litany of storms, floods and heatwaves battering the world and the dire projections of what is to come if fossil fuel emissions are not slashed.  But the 26-year-old sustainability scientist — along with others working on climate change — worries that the barrage of bad news is causing “climate doomism”, a sense of h…

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