Greta Thunberg's Climate Panic Grabs World's Attention

Greta Thunberg's Climate Panic Grabs World's Attention
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HAMBURG, Germany — The most telling words about a country are often those that are impossible to translate. In the case of Germany, one such word is “Zweckpessimismus.” It means, roughly, pessimism on purpose — the attitude of expecting the worst in order to be able to feel relief when the worst, oh lucky us, does not occur.

 

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