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If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, things probably seem pretty bleak.
In the span of two weeks, three major hurricanes made landfall in the US, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, and wildfires blazed through Canada, Oregon, Montana, and California. As of September 11, officials had put the collective death toll above 150.
On social media, reactions clustered around one sentiment: The world is ending.
I’m convinced at this point the world is ending
— Jamie (@Jamie_Copeland_) September 11, 2017
not to be dramatic or anything but the world is ending
— Lauren Giraldo (@LaurenGiraldo) September 8, 2017
I’m sorry if I’m not in a good mood it’s just the world is