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London during President Trump's recent visit
Take a good look at the graph below. Now, take a second look.
Currently, we have the lowest rate of extreme poverty in the entire history of the world. We have the lowest level of death by war or violence in world history. The environment gets better by the year.
It appears to me the choice is words or action. As Glenn Reynolds wrote earlier today,
“Consider this: The United States — the nation that activists constantly decry as not taking the challenge of climate change seriously enough, the nation that allegedly is dilatory in mobilizing its government and national resources to combat a mortal threat to our planet, and the nation that continues to grow in population and national output — also happens to lead the world in reducing carbon emissions. And it’s not close.”
Yes, but if you do it without empowering the political class it doesn’t count, because the whole point of the doomsaying is to empower the political class.
I could not agree more.