Climate Crisis

Hot Air Climate News Roundup

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Bernie’s Climate plan:

• is the most comprehensive in scale & mechanisms
• costs $16 trillion over 15 years
• pays for itself
• promises to take on the fossil fuel billionaires
 to whom we have been paying $642B/yr in subsidies
• costs $16T over 15 years (a bit over $1T/yr) minus $642B/yr fossil fuel subsidy yields a cost of $450B/yr


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Hot Air Climate News Roundup

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It becomes profitable to set new and unrealistic standards,
to generate a culture of comparison and inferiority.
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Because people who constantly feel inferior make
the best customers.
Marketing in our economy pushes insecurity onto us that is not helpful.
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It intentionally triggers inadequacies
or addictions within ourselves
to make more profit.

How Your Insecurity Is Bought and Sold

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Hot Air Climate News Roundup

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The opposite of hope is not despair
it’s grief
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Even while resolving to limit the damage
we can mourn
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And here the sheer scale of the problem
provides a perverse comfort
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We are in this together
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GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE
September 20-27
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WORLDWIDE REBELLION
October 7-18
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Hot Air Climate News Roundup

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The problem starts
with
extraction and transportation.

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Living in Two Worlds: Capitalism Pretends All Is Well While the World Is Burning: An interview with Dahr Jamil Truth Out 8-20-19

Global capitalism demands we pretend all is well, while climate and political realities already reveal the end game we are living in. The U.S. government, along with many others in the western world, has lurched into overt authoritarianism, while climate chaos accelerates at a breakneck pace. How do we live in both worlds? In this column, each of us reflect on our own process of coping with this existential schism, in hopes that our experiences might be of some help in grappling with the grave dilemma we all share.

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