Sunday, December 11, 2016

Know Your Enemy

"It's hard to find words to capture the fact that humans are facing the most important question in their history - whether organised human life will survive in anything like the form we know - and are answering it by accelerating the race to disaster."

Noam Chomsky reacts with disbelief at the prevailing American attitude towards climate change, as epitomised by Donald Trump putting Myron Ebell, "a notorious (and proud) climate change denier", in charge of his transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency back in September.

Chomsky will no doubt have been delighted to learn the identity of the man Trump has now selected to lead the EPA itself: Scott Pruitt, another climate change denier, who actually wanted to scrap the very organisation of which he is now the head...

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