2022 in Review: Revisiting WC’s Wishes for 2022

Wickersham's Conscience

Cliff Edwards, voicing Jiminy Cricket, sings "When You Wish Upon a Star," from Walt Disney's Pinochio
Cliff Edwards, voicing Jiminy Cricket, sings “When You Wish Upon a Star,” from Walt Disney’s Pinochio

In what passes for tradition here at Wickersham’s Conscience, we spend the last week of each year thinking about the year that is ending, and making our wishes for the coming year. This blog post is firmly in that tradition: a look back at another kidney stone of a year and a look forward to 2023.

We start with WC’s wishes for 2022, graded for how well the country as a whole has done in achieving them. Here are each of the the original wishes, followed in italics by an evaluation, followed by a grade.

  1. Anthropocentric climate change.A repeat from 2011-2021: the greatest existential threat facing humanity is the changes we are forcing on our planet’sclimate. We learned these last three years that climatologists underestimated the rate of climate change. Earth is…

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