Regular readers know about my law of slow-moving disasters. The idea is that society always avoids global disasters that are slow-moving because we rise to the challenge even when it seems impossible.
Peak oil didn’t happen
Y2K was a big nothing
Malthus was wrong that we would run out of food
And so on…
One of our slow-moving disaster situations is the growing resistance to antibiotics. That’s a situation that looked like it could kick humanity’s ass. But science has once again risen to the challenge, or so it seems. See this story about new breakthroughs.