Sunday, January 29, 2017
Somebody Wrote WHAT??
The book is written by Roy Scranton - author, novelist, poet, sometime scribe for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Nation, Dissent, Los Angeles Review of Books and Boston Review.
Scranton's theory is astonishingly simple. If we still have a chance of surviving climate change it doesn't matter because we're not going to take it. We won't save ourselves because capitalism won't hear of it. Global decarbonization is "effectively irreconcilable" with global capitalism.
As far as I'm concerned it ain't over til it's over but, yeah, he's probably right. We're supposed to have a progressive, benevolent leader and even that guy is a petro-pol on steroids. Justin Trudeau is the poster boy for the irreconcilable clash between hydrocarbon capitalism and the survival of our civilization.