After all, climate change is an existential threat in a way local pollution isn’t, and the installation of the Trump team in power may mean that we have lost our last, best chance for a cooperative international effort to contain that threat.
Everyone who contributed to this outcome — very much, if I may say, including the journalists who elevated the fundamentally trivial issue of Hillary Clinton’s emails into the dominant theme of campaign reporting — bears part of the responsibility for what may end up being a civilization-ending event. No, that’s not hyperbole.
The emails weren’t the dominant theme. Rather, what an oaf Trump was was. And re climate change, come along, you’re an economist for fucks sake. You know damn well that all we’ve got to do is get some non-fossil fuel method of electricity generation as cheap or cheaper than fossil and we’re pretty much done.
Looked at the price of solar recently?