The Fog of War and Peace


Emily Trahair

There has been much commentary about the so-called ‘perma-crisis’ we are living through, and concern about the effect of this almost Biblical panorama of disaster on our mental health – pandemic, wildfires, flooding, spiralling poverty rates, and now war in Europe. This seems to have an overwhelming, paralysing effect on our ability to know which crises we need to respond to most. It’s exacerbated by the sheer amount of information we subject our minds to via social media, and this sense of ‘brain-fog’ becomes more opaque with the suspicion that much of what we read there may be disinformation.

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Emily Trahair is Editor of Planet.