Business as usual on #ClimateChange as governments refuse to #LeaveItInTheGround: Daily Bullshit, October 4-5, 2016

Climate Change

We are supposed to celebrate[1] a non-binding[2] agreement that James Hansen dismisses as empty words[3] and that no one is doing anything to implement.[4] This, really, is the difference between Democrats and Republicans on climate change: Republicans deny it while Democrats acknowledge it but refuse to do anything meaningful about it. The result is the same.

David Roberts, “No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously,” Vox, October 4, 2016, http://www.vox.com/2016/10/4/13118594/2-degrees-no-more-fossil-fuels

Eric Wolff, “Obama hails global climate deal going into force,” Politico, October 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/barack-obama-climate-deal-eu-un-229208


Brexit

Mike Bird, “Pound Drops to Three-Decade Low Against Dollar on Brexit Concerns,” Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/pound-drops-to-31-year-low-against-dollar-on-brexit-concerns-1475566159


Afghanistan

Mark Perry thinks Barack Obama has failed to devote sufficient resources to Afghanistan.[5] I think the war in Afghanistan was a mistake from the beginning.

Mark Perry, “Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama’s Sorriest Legacy,” Politico, October 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/afghanistan-longest-war-next-president-214324


  1. [1]Eric Wolff, “Obama hails global climate deal going into force,” Politico, October 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/barack-obama-climate-deal-eu-un-229208
  2. [2]Marty Lederman, “The constitutionally critical, last-minute correction to the Paris climate change accord,” Balkinization, December 13, 2015, http://balkin.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-last-minute-correction-to-paris.html
  3. [3]Kasia Anderson, “Pre-eminent Climate Scientist James Hansen Calls Paris Deal a ‘Fraud’; John Kerry Begs to Differ,” Truthdig, December 13, 2015, http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/preeminent_climate_scientist_calls_paris_deal_a_fraud_-_kerry_20151213
  4. [4]David Roberts, “No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously,” Vox, October 4, 2016, http://www.vox.com/2016/10/4/13118594/2-degrees-no-more-fossil-fuels
  5. [5]Mark Perry, “Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama’s Sorriest Legacy,” Politico, October 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/afghanistan-longest-war-next-president-214324

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