June 6, 2017
After Paris Accord: Doesn't the Ruling Class Have Something Better to Do?
With all the wailing and the gnashing of teeth, can President Trump’s exit from Paris be anything less than the Fall and the expulsion from the Garden of Climate? Anyone would think that Steve Bannon had tempted Melania with an apple from the Tree of Science. Elon Musk declares that he won’t serve on President Trump’s business councils anymore, because he can’t believe President Trump has begun the process of withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate accord. That accord, as I understand, involved a bunch of governments committed themselves in a non-binding sort of way to send lots of other peoples’ money to underdeveloped countries. By the way, did you notice that the evil corporate serpents in mining and resource extraction down in the Land of Oz have issued a manifesto? Their non-negotiable demand is that if the governments there don’t get their act together and return electricity from wind and solar to low prices and high reliability, well,...(Read Full Article)