it is the end of the world as we know it, and it may lead to the end of the world full stop. Children born this year have a theoretical life expectancy that would take them close to next century, but I'm now fairly sure that our civilisation will not survive that long. Rather than adding to the general tsunami of comment, I'll just compile a few links here, both to my own earlier articles and to recent opinion pieces that I found helpful. (last updated: 25.11.2016 - updates will appear at the top of the lists)
Mon 9.1.2017 my feature on the trumpocalypse and the post-truth world is out now.
My features on related topics:
Will our civilisation survive this century?
Current Biology, Volume 23, Issue 23, R1017-R1020, 2 December 2013
Angry voters may turn back the clock
Current Biology Volume 26, Issue 15, pR689–R692, 8 August 2016
Cover of the first issue of Der Spiegel after the election.