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Hello Grist readers,

I’m a realist. And I tend to be a straight shooter, whether writing about energy policy or pitching in on a fundraiser. So spy puns aside, I’ll just ask:

Would you give just $5 to support Grist’s indispensable green news and commentary?

While dastardly adversaries can be a pain, what we really need to do is get more people talking and thinking about the issues that matter most. After all, as the saying goes, it takes a village to combat an apocalypse.