Okay. Before there was "omigod we withdrew from Afghanistan!" and before there was "omigod aren't the statistics on COVID-19 horrible now!" there was the IPCC report.
Beat reporters are now panicked because they read the IPCC report released yesterday. Never mind that the IPCC reports are distillations of previously-conducted research and that they could have bothered to read that research. The IPCC has spoken!
I've suggested in a number of previous diaries that the Biden administration doesn't really have a climate change policy. The reasons for this lack of a policy are obvious: the Biden administration is sold out to oil interests, whose main concern is that the owning class that controls them, both Biden administration and owning class being Powers That Be, be allowed full rights of kingship on a dead planet.
This very brief post is for those who were wondering what the real connection was, between Joe Biden and the fossil fuel industry:
Here's the key paragraph of Andrew Perez and David Sirota's piece:
Remember when the stenographers of power were all cheering on Joe Biden because he was going to review all of the oil leases Donald Trump approved?
One of the charms of the Internet reading of late last week was Harrison Stetler's article in Jacobin, titled "Changing Our Individual Behavior Isn’t Going to Save the Planet." Now, I do not keep track of French politics.