Capitalism, Renewable Energy, Ennui and the Fabled Ostrich: this is as good as it gets!

Exploring the Nature of Capitalism

We have reached the high water mark in our responses to climate change in Western countries.

Bold initiatives, contemplated over the past several years, such as:

  • subsidies to encourage the deployment of solar panels on house roof tops;
  • schemes aimed at making green house gas emissions costly, or at least of building the cost of emissions into production costings;
  • a range of re-forestation, biochar and similar programs to sequester carbon;
  • A range of CO2 ‘Capture and Storage’ projects

are now in retreat.

In Western countries, politicians who clearly disbelieve and dismiss the reality of climate change; who assume that claims of environmental damage resulting from capitalist activity are ‘socialist’ conspiracies, are winning political office. As they do, the first tentative advances made by their predecessors are being dismantled.

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