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Climate change enlightenment was fun while it lasted. But now it's dead | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

The enlightenment? Fun while it lasted.

What all this means is that there is not a single effective instrument for containing man-made global warming anywhere on earth. The response to climate change, which was described by Lord Stern as "a result of the greatest market failure the world has seen", is the greatest political failure the world has ever seen.

You would have to have a heart of stone not to giggle at Georgie as he rents his clothes and smears himself with ashes...

The Hun is at the gate!
Our world has passed away
In wantonness o'erthrown.
There is nothing left to-day
But steel and fire and stone.


Enlightenment? He doesn't have the faintest idea that the term refers to a world view based on (proper) scientific principles.

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