A Quick Break For Some GOOD News November 15, 2023 → Hundreds of thousands of innocent Ukrainians and conscripted Russians have died and millions more had their lives wrecked — for what? The dreams of a Russian dictator who has such a close bond to Trump that when they meet, Trump sometimes doesn’t allow Americans in the room. → The tragedy in Israel and Gaza is top of every mind, heartbreaking in every respect — though not to the religious leadership of Iran and their increasingly close ally the Russian dictator, who are presumably pleased to watch it unfold. → Trump’s own push toward dictatorship — now calling those who oppose him “vermin,” straight out of the (only?) book he kept by his bedside while married to Ivana — is at once unbelievable, horrifying, and real. So can we take a quick break from all that? Here: Bill Gates offers reasons to be hopeful on climate. Western ingenuity may just save the day, or at least mitigate the damage. It’s exciting to read about.