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(source: Ian C. Bates for The New York Times)
Sometimes I come across a read that just says it perfectly. This opinion editorial by Ezra Klein is one such post.
Klein has done a peerless job promoting the urgency of the climate crisis over the years. Yet, he finds himself questioning why decades of climate activism haven’t turned the tide on emissions, or even investments.
What prompted Klein’s reflection was the reading of Andreas Malm’s book, “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” (which should be titled, “Why to Blow Up a Pipeline”). Obviously, this is a non-starter and not something we would ever endorse in the Creed. Still, Malm’s frustration over climate paralysis is shared by Klein and others - what exactly will move the needle on this terrible, terminal problem?
Klein’s even-handed critique of the book and his analysis of climate policy stagnation are clear and convincing. He even goes after the so-called “climate realists”, who argue ‘enough with climate solutions, it’s time for adaptation.’ To this Klein responds,
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