I prepared this post before Ida. It might now be perceived as cynical, or unsympathetic to the plight of those affected in South Louisiana and the Northeast. Is the intensity of hurricanes exacerbated by global warming? Some say it is; some say it isn’t. Regardless, what to know and do about climate change
The Green New Deal (read it for yourself; its not long), floating around Congress on a cloud of cow farts, is quite a grand and far-reaching manifesto. Here are differing views from the media, think tanks, and other interested parties. They describe it better than I.
Even though the GND is “impossible”, reliably left Slate opines that‘s why some people like it. Impossible plans are good for thinking and thinking leads to dreaming, and dreaming is the only way that change occurs.
But the journey from dreams to reality is perilous. According to Big Think, the GND is a “catalyst to radically restructure the US economy and social structure”. Speaking of peril, among the goals the sponsors want to achieve through government action are:
- Universal health care
- Universal basic income
- Right to affordable housing
- Restoration of the Glass-Steagall Act
- Revoking corporate personhood
- Abolishing the Electoral College
- Repealing the Patriot Act
- Re-establishing strong labor unions
- Breaking up too-big-to-fail banks
- Relieving debt for students and homeowners
- Reducing military funding
- Overhauling the military-industrial complex.
A. “Never before have the rulers of a society intentionally driven it backwards to scarcer, more expensive, and less efficient energy.”
B. “Communism is the optimal system for avoiding dangerous global warming”.
C. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting…
If you were wondering whether the debate over the safety and effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing has entered our national conciousness, check this out:
In a serious approach to the issue, the opinion magazine National Review recently joined in the conversation in a piece by Kevin Williamson, The Truth About Fracking – What the Protestors Don’t …