Rich people have enormous carbon footprints. But the fundamental problem with their climate impact isn’t what they consume — it’s that they own the means of production, and it’s extremely profitable for them to pollute.
It is difficult to overstate the grip of COVID-19 on India. WhatsApp bristles with messages about this or that friend and family member with the virus, while there are angry posts about how the central government has utterly failed its citizenry. This hospital is running out of beds and that hospital has no more oxygen, while there is evasion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet. More
R48G: Trump’s crime against humanity and the need to put a stop to it as soon as possible, a desperate situation
April 17th, 2017 ·
We have about ten years left to prevent irreversible catastrophe on the climate change front and yet just at this point we are treated to Trump’s effort to deprive us of our last chance. It is hard to fathom the depth of wilful ignorance here, and of the capitalist world suffused in false ideology.
We have the right to revolt here, and in fact this has moved into the realm of duty. We can eschew revolution for an evolutionary path, or pursue both, and we can also aggressively point out to a
deceiving liar who has flipflopped on all the issues he began with that he can do a flipflop on the issue of