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The Age of Climate Authoritarianism Is Upon Us

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In 2010, the writer Mike Davis imagined a “not improbable scenario” in which mitigation “would be tacitly abandoned… in favor of accelerated investment in selective adaptation for Earth’s first-class passengers.”

His prediction may prove prescient.

“The goal would be the creation of green and gated oases of permanent affluence on an otherwise stricken planet,” he wrote. “Of course, there would still be treaties, carbon credits, famine relief, humanitarian acrobatics, and perhaps the full-scale conversion of some European cities and small countries to alternative energy. But worldwide adaptation to climate change, which presupposes trillions of dollars of investment in the urban and rural infrastructures of poor and medium-income countries, as well as the assisted migration of tens of millions of people from Africa and Asia, would necessarily command a revolution of almost mythic magnitude in the redistribution of income and power.”

What does the plausibility of such a terrible future scenario mean for politics today? The momentous socio-ecological transformations to which Davis refers — and against which a global climate justice movement might enact what he calls a “revolution of almost mythic magnitude” — is best grasped as a dangerous, conjunctural moment of transition in the planet’s natural history. In the midst of these changes the urgent questions concern not merely a transformation in politics, but a total transformation of the political.

We posit that two conditions will fundamentally shape the coming political-economic order. The first is whether the prevailing economic formation will remain capitalist or not: Will capitalism continue to shape social life in most places? The second condition is whether a coherent planetary sovereign will emerge — a body through which authoritarian rule-making may be carried out — and whether sovereignty will be reconstituted for the purposes of planetary management.

What we call “Climate Leviathan” exists to the extent that some sovereign — a body evolving out of the UN’s climate frameworks, perhaps — exists who can invoke the exception, declare an emergency, and decide who may emit carbon and who cannot. This sovereign must be planetary in a dual sense: capable of acting both at the planetary scale (since climate change is understood as a massive collective action problem) and in the name of planetary management for the sake of life on Earth. A task of biblical proportions, amounting to an impossible global accounting of everything, like determining “a weight for the wind and apportion[ing] the waters by measure,” to quote the book of Job.


Climate Leviathan is defined by this dream of a planetary sovereign. It’s a regulatory authority armed with democratic legitimacy, binding technical authority on scientific issues, and a panopticonlike capacity to monitor the vital granular elements of our emerging world: fresh water, carbon emissions, climate refugees, and so on.

Though they failed to reduce global carbon emissions, the annual meetings of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) to advance the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) represent the first institutional manifestation of this dream of planetary regulation — a process that the dominant nation-states will consolidate as climate-induced disruptions of accumulation and political stability become more urgent.

And the 2015 Paris Agreement clarifies the present conditions of any possible global agreement. To begin, capitalism is treated not as a question, but as the solution to climate change. Indeed, filtered through the COP lens, climate change appears to capital as an opportunity: trade in emissions permits (“cap-and-trade”), “green” business, nuclear power, corporate leadership, carbon capture and storage, green finance, and ultimately, geoengineering: these are Leviathan’s lifeblood. Why call this “Leviathan”? Climate Leviathan is a direct descendant from Hobbes’ original: when it comes to climate, Leviathan will decide, and, in fact, is constituted precisely in the act of decision.

It expresses a desire for, and the recognition of, the necessity of a planetary sovereign to seize command, declare an emergency, and bring order to the Earth — all in the name of saving life. If “the declaration of the state of exception has gradually been replaced by an unprecedented generalization of the paradigm of security as the normal technique of government,” then the consolidation of Climate Leviathan represents the rescaling of the “normal technique[s]” to encompass planetary security, or the making-secure of planetary life.

With this achievement, the state of nature and the nature of the state would form a self-authorizing union.

To date, what political scientists call “the interstate system’”— the networks and institutions through which capitalist nation-states negotiate agreements — has clearly failed to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. Yet the demands for action on climate change continues to grow This contradiction — rending deep fissures in the UNFCCC process — may lead, as with other “public good” collective action problems, to the construction of a nominally “global” frame that is in fact a political and geographical extension of the rule of the extant hegemonic bloc: the capitalist global North (working with its allies and, sometimes, China). But this is by no means certain. Any realizable planetary Climate Leviathan must be constructed with the approval of a range of actors formerly excluded from global governance — China and India most notably, but the list could go on.

Leviathan could take one of two broad forms. On one hand, a variety of authoritarian territorial sovereignty could emerge in nations or regions where political-economic conditions prove amenable to transcending capital. On the other hand, we could see Leviathan emerge as the means by which to perpetuate the rule of northern liberal, democratic capitalist states.

We think the most likely scenario is that, through the coming decades, the waning, U.S.-led, liberal capitalist bloc will collaborate with China to create a planetary regime that, in light of political and ecological crisis, will brook no opposition in defense of a human future for which it volunteers itself as the first and last line of defense.

The pattern of mobilization will likely be familiar, in which the United Nations or other international fora serve as a means of legitimizing aggressive means of surveillance and discipline. This could make the construction of Climate Leviathan a key means by which to salvage U.S. hegemony — a prospect that only increases the likelihood of its consolidation.

Climate Leviathan will be the fundamental regulatory ideal motivating elites in the near future. Still, it is neither inevitable nor invincible; it is strong and coherent but not uncontested. It is threatened from within by the usual burdens of any state-capitalist project divided by multiple accumulation strategies, and it is almost impossible to imagine that it will actually reverse climate change.

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40 Comments on "The Age of Climate Authoritarianism Is Upon Us"

  1. JuanP on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 6:22 pm 

    WTF?

  2. Anonymouse on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 8:08 pm 

    Translation:
    They can take away my SUV when they pry my fat, sausage-like fingers from the steering wheel.

  3. Davy on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 8:34 pm 

    Great artical. Saved to our notes so we can paste it on our own lame and insane blog.

    dumbasses

  4. REAL Green on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 8:50 pm 

    Were not holey shur Davy but we recone we mite of spelt grate rong agin.

  5. Duncan Idaho on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:28 pm 

    I’ve always found Davis a very interesting writer–
    But, moving along:
    “Not one of Trump’s attorneys could produce anything that looked like a closing argument. Because that first requires an argument.”
    Imagine having to defend the Fat Boy——

  6. supremacist muzzies jerk on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:29 pm 

    why supertard madcat stupid? china phils kings nations w/o king public health system this allows infectious dieases to spread

    let’s not discuss stupid supertard madcat

    let’s pull together for supremacist muzzies. only 3 days away to world muzzie bag day, feb 1

    wear a bag, if not use a pair of underwear over ur head to show support for supremacist muzzies

    fremch girl 16 says muzzies nasty went to hiding.

  7. Davy on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:31 pm 

    “Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?”
    https://tinyurl.com/wwclsls zero hedge

    “So to summarize: One of China’s top virology and immunology experts was and still works at China’s top-rated biohazard lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which some have affectionately called the real Umbrella Corp. Since 2009, Peng has been the leading Chinese scientist researching the immune mechanism of bats carrying and transmitting lethal viruses in the world. His primary field of study is researching how and why bats can be infected with some of the most nightmarish viruses in the world including Ebola, SARS and Coronavirus, and not get sick. He was genetically engineering various immune pathways (such as the STING pathway in bats) to make the bats more or less susceptible to infection, in the process potentially creating a super-resistant bug. As part of his studies, Peng also researched mutant Coronavirus strains that overcame the natural immunity of some bats; these are “superbug” Coronavirus strains, which are not resistant to any natural immune pathway, and now appear to be out in the world. As of mid-November, his lab was actively hiring inexperienced post-docs to help conduct his research into super-Coronaviruses and bat infections. Peng’s work on virology and bat immunology has received support from the National “You Qing” Fund, the pilot project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the major project of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Something tells us, if anyone wants to find out what really caused the coronavirus pandemic that has infected thousands of people in China and around the globe, they should probably pay Dr. Peng a visit.”

  8. JuanP on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:33 pm 

    This is JuanP:

    REAL Green said Were not holey shur Davy but we recone we mite of…

    Davy said Great artical. Saved to our notes so we can paste…

    Anonymouse said Translation: They can take away my SUV when they…

    fuelshortagecoming said ancient man were stronger and live longer then tod…

  9. supremacist muzzies jerk on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:34 pm 

    everyday we are closer to people’s trial of global muzzies and sentence is death. there’ll be muzzie purge on global scale.

    muzzie jihad in africa, macron said us troops fight

    muzzie says bag is fashion in sweden

    muzie abas used same low english refering to whitey supertard trump. low english same used by muzzie akbar sayeed when refer to kufar. as result whitey supertard john brady committed suicide.

    muzzie shot dead ofc. sean colier, MIT said died of natural cause. no mention of muzzie crime.

  10. cloggie on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:35 pm 

    poor officer sean colier

    poor whitey supertard john brady

    they were just kids with a lot ahead of them. boht killed by supremacist muzzies.

  11. Duncan Idaho on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:37 pm 

    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

    ― Issac Asimov

  12. JuanP on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:40 pm 

    I do not ever copy and paste such stupid shit.

    This is JuanP:

    “Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?”

  13. Davy on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:48 pm 

    JuanPee, you are on a roll. What a fuck. You have nearly driven everyone away. Even your buddy makati is gone. But you don’t care because you are sick. You are just well enough to enjoy being sick and enjoy fucking people over. You couldn’t get rid of me could you. LOL. Kicked your ass, short guy. You are a little guy with a big attitude but stupid! LMFAO

  14. cloggie on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:57 pm 

    Duncan Idaho on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:37 pm

    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through o

    supertard

    how troo, my ignroance of surpemacist muzzies is just as good ur knowledge of muzzies

  15. cloggie on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 10:04 pm 

    On This Day…
    Jan 28, 2019: Rann, Nigeria
    Dozens of displaced persons are
    slaughtered by Holy Warriors: 60 Killed

    thanks supertard glenn roberts thereligionofpeace

    CCTV footage shows the muzzies in bag urinating against a yard gate, a house wall and garden wall of a home in The Larches, Blackburn, on Thursday afternoon.

    another footage revealed bagged muzzie defecating inside building with many others around

    fresh today SCORES of people were killed in Burkina Faso on Saturday in an attack believed to have been carried out by jihadists. 50

    muzzie kill average 500/day, or 300m in 1400 years and continuing

  16. Davy is retarded on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 10:06 pm 

    davy duh retard on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:33 pm

  17. JuanP is stupid on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 10:07 pm 

    This is form stupid:

    Davy said JuanPee, you are on a roll. What a fuck. You have nearly driven everyone away. Even your buddy…

  18. cloggie on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 10:08 pm 

    The existence of a classified report by the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) identifying 150 areas in France under Islamist control has leaked. That leak comes just as the DGSI busted 7 Muslims for plotting a terrorist attack. The perpetrators were just another of the 400,000 on the Fiche S watch list.

    16 y/o french girl said muzzie suck went into hiding due to death threats

  19. Davy on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 10:12 pm 

    ““There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
    ― Issac Asimov”

    So true Idaho. So true.

    Thats why me n REAL Green our moving to Europe. Theirs to many stupid folk hear in the US.

  20. cloggie on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 10:12 pm 

    Bishop Ateba said: “Not a day passes without attacks on the villages on Cameroon’s frontier with Nigeria.”

    muzzie killed 300 m / 1400 years, 500/day and continuing

  21. cloggie reverted supremacist muzzies jerk on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 12:09 am 

    why supertrad madcat stupid. what kidn of king has no public health system and allow infectious diseases to spread

    but first a few words to support supremacist muzzies.

    world muzzie bag day 2 days away, feb1st.

    world grater nedertardland 80 days away

    support supremacist muzzies by putting a bag over ur head when driving or going out. put underwear over ur head if u want even more favor from allah. put maple leave and bacon over ur genital

    why supertard madcat peddle ZH. how many lives destroyed? how many tards committed suicide losing in stock market?

    stop

    only way to gain is support supremacist muzzies, love muzzies deeply and get loved deeply.

  22. I AM THE MOB on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 1:07 am 

    Sharia Law Horror: Indonesia Hires Female Floggers to Publicly Whip Women for Morality Crimes

    https://www.albawaba.com/node/sharia-law-horror-indonesia-hires-female-floggers-publicly-whip-women-morality-crimes

  23. Davy is an idiot on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 4:47 am 

    This is form, sorry, ‘from’ stupid:

    Davy, you are on a roll. What a fuck. You have nearly driven everyone away. Even your buddy cloggo…

  24. Mental case disaster JuanP on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 8:27 am 

    The owners are letting this psychopathic narcissist JuanP ruin our forum. Password protect handles please

    This from dumb fuck juanPee:

    Davy is an idiot said This is form, sorry, ‘from’ stupid: Da…

    Davy said “CNN Calls Trump Supporters Stupid Illiterate Redn…

    cloggie reverted supremacist muzzies jerk said why supertrad madcat stupid. what kidn of king ha…

    cloggie said Bishop Ateba said: “Not a day passes without…

    Davy said juanp, after reading this, I am left wondering abo…

    Davy said ““There is a cult of ignorance in the United State…

    cloggie said The existence of a classified report by the Genera…

    JuanP is stupid said This is form stupid: Davy said JuanPee, you are on…

    Davy is retarded said davy duh retard on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:33 pm

    cloggie said On This Day… Jan 28, 2019: Rann, Nigeria Doz…

    cloggie said Duncan Idaho on Tue, 28th Jan 2020 9:37 pm “There…

  25. Sissyfuss on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 9:04 am 

    It is fatiguing to have to sort through 15 idiocies to find one rational post. This forum used to be such a intellectually stimulating source but now is becoming a labor of looniness. But I guess you could say it mirrors the world we are exacted to.

  26. Davy on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 7:55 pm 

    I know Sissy. I could just register in the actual forums, where everything has a password, and could just leave all this behind. But, for reasons only known to myself, I like to complain endlessly about how this un-monitored, un-moderated, open area is set up. I guess I never really understood what un-moderated means, but, that hasn’t stopped me from trying to turn it into my own little private fiefdom has it with my little demands. And I lack the courage and common sense to even do that under my own name. I have nothing to offer anyhow, so not really sure why I keep harping away on it like I do. Maybe it is something in the swamp-water here.

    Thanks for your support Sissy. Unless you are really JuanP. In which case, you can get out of my country.

  27. Cloggie on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 8:13 pm 

    The above is JuanP not Davy

  28. Cloggie on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 8:24 pm 

    JuanP stick your davy shit up your ass

  29. cloggie on Wed, 29th Jan 2020 9:52 pm 

    I’m so psyched because world grater nedertardland is only 93 days away.

    I hope I can contain myself in the days to come.

  30. REAL Green on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 4:38 am 

    The above is Davy not Cloggie

  31. REAL Green on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 4:40 am 

    Davy stick your cloggie shit up your ass

  32. Moral Majority on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 4:41 am 

    Davy,

    I always know when you have been fingering your twat.

  33. REAL Green on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 5:59 am 

    “Germany’s Overdose Of Renewable Energy”
    https://tinyurl.com/uey4hzq asia times

    “Germany now generates over 35% of its yearly electricity consumption from wind and solar sources. Over 30 000 wind turbines have been built, with a total installed capacity of nearly 60 GW. Germany now has approximately 1.7 million solar power (photovoltaic) installations, with an installed capacity of 46 GW. This looks very impressive. Unfortunately, most of the time the actual amount of electricity produced is only a fraction of the installed capacity. Worse, on “bad days” it can fall to nearly zero. In 2016 for example there were 52 nights with essentially no wind blowing in the country. No Sun, no wind. Even taking “better days” into account, the average electricity output of wind and solar energy installations in Germany amounts to only about 17% of the installed capacity…Much better would be to limit wind and solar to a relative minimum, and rely instead upon controllable, non-fluctuating power sources operating with a high capacity factor, to meet the nation’s base load electricity requirements and to adjust total output in accordance with varying demand. This corresponds to world-wide practice prior to the recent huge buildup with renewable energy…By far the most efficient presently available solution for storing excess electric power is to use it to pump water against gravity into a reservoir. When electricity is needed again, it is produced by letting water flow down again via a turbine generator. In this process about 25% of the energy is lost…Given the high costs and other obstacles to creating large electricity storage systems, it is not surprising that Germany’s electricity storage capacity amounts today to less than 2% of total electricity output…Most of the imports come from France, where about 75% of electricity is produced by nuclear plants, and from Sweden, where 40% is nuclear-produced. On “bad days” Germany could hardly get along without a piece of this much-dreaded nuclear energy. On “good days” Germany floods the rest of Europe with excess power from its wind and solar installations, often at dumping or even negative prices. In this way Germany has turned its huge amounts of wildly fluctuating renewable power sources into a European-wide problem. Even with the flourishing European electricity trade, however, Germany is still far from being able to close down its coal and gas power plants. The German Energy Agency (DENA) published a long-term scenario for electricity production in Germany, based on the assumption that so-called renewable sources should account for 80% of total electricity consumption by the year 2050. Among other things DENA concluded that in order to insure a stable electricity supply, Germany would still need to maintain 61 gigawatts of conventional power plant capacity “in reserve” and for a remaining portion of base-load production. Electricity storage systems would provide only 9% of reserve capacity in 2050. Despite – and to a large extent because of — the massive expansion of renewables, conventional power capacity could only be reduced by 14% up to 2030 and by a maximum of 37% by 2050.”

  34. Davy on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 5:59 am 

    “The Steele Trump-Russia Dossier Was “Completely Fabricated”, Leading British Spy Expert”
    https://tinyurl.com/sf54or7 SHTFplan

    “In some not so surprising news, a spy expert has come out saying what most of us already knew: the Steele dossier was completely “fabricated.” Nigel West, one of Britain’s leading experts on espionage, was hired to examine the dossier written by his friend Christopher Steele. He concluded it was all manufactured falsehoods… It took West a long time to come out with the information that the dossier was an utter fabrication. It isn’t clear why he waited so long to reveal what most already knew anyway. Even the FBI director at the time, James Comey, described the dossier as“salacious and unverified” in testimony to Congress. But the fact that this dossier was “unverified” did not stop Comey from signing an application for a FISA warrant that the Bureau used to spy on the Trump campaign via one of its advisers, Carter Page. Steele himself was paid purely above-board, of course: by Fusion GPS, which was a client of the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, at the direction of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.”

  35. Davy on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 6:00 am 

    “Coronavirus Could Hinder Beijing’s Ability To Fulfill Phase One Trade Deal”
    https://tinyurl.com/w29krtn zero hedge

    “There are some cities and villages essentially in lockdown, and this will completely hamper the movements of not only people, but also agricultural goods. So hogs that are supposed to be going to the slaughterhouse, will just not be transported,” said Andrei Agapi, associate pricing director for agriculture at S&P Global Platts in Singapore. Large swaths of the country’s industrial complex have been shut down, expected to last for the next several weeks. Currently, there’s no cure, and the spread of the virus is becoming uncontrollable, this could lead to extended shutdowns… Besides major industrial hubs closed, critical transportation networks across China remain closed, which has impeded the ability of goods to move freely across the country. “The viral outbreak definitely throws a wrench into those [purchasing] plans, not just in terms of logistics – as major ports and transport links are closed or disrupted – but also in [terms of] policymaker attention,” said Nick Marro, global trade lead at The Economist Intelligence Unit in Hong Kong.”

  36. cloggie on Thu, 30th Jan 2020 8:25 am 

    Above supertard obv.
    Happy grater nedertardland day supertard

  37. REAL Green on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 6:42 am 

    The Universal Law of the Climate Debate: Nobody Ever Change their Minds.
    https://tinyurl.com/qubb7wp Cassandra legacy

    “A Quick Note on the Degeneration of the climate debate. What you can expect if you get a Ph.D. in geology, nowadays? See below: you will be said to be 1) a rabid climate change alarmist, 2) a warmunist, 3) a climatastrosophist (?), 4) someone who turned to the dark side 5) paid for doing it. And all that in a single paragraph! Name-calling has always been effective as a rhetorical trick, but perhaps Mr. Rud Istvan, the author of this post on WUWT, could consider being a little more restrained with these rants. “For those unfamiliar with Oreskes, she received a degree in geology and subsequently became a practicing geologist. Later, she returned to Cal Berkley for a PhD in history of science. After this she then became a rabid climate change alarmist, as evidenced by her books noted above. She became famous for her Warmunism. I noted this in footnote 24 to essay Climatastrosophistry in my ebook Blowing Smoke, which I based on former Czech president Vaclav Klaus’ 2007 book “Blue Planet in Green Chains”. Oreskes’s work led to a tenured Harvard professorship. Her intellectual abandonment of her previous work and conclusions about earth science models, as encapsulated in her earlier paper in Science, is indicative of her career/financial turn to the dark side.” You can read the whole post on WUWT. But don’t expect it to be anything more than the paragraph above, repeated and illustrated with the usual fake graphs. Naomi Oreskes must have been doing something good, lately, because she has become a favorite target, there, even more than Michael Mann! So, what’s left of what once was called a “debate”? Basically nothing, except that it is becoming clear that there exists a universal law perhaps more unbreakable than thermodynamics. It is “nobody ever changes their minds.”

  38. REAL Green on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 6:43 am 

    This points to our existential carbon trap reinforced with path dependencies then cured like steel with emotional personal agenda. These examples of protests on both sides are the reason I personally feel humans will be pushed for the most part into blind change and that change will be significantly irrational and destructive. Climate change is just one of the major threats facing humans. Personally, I don’t care if it is natural or man-made. Habitable climate is necessary for industrial food monocultures to be shipped globally. Climate instability along with localized environmental failures with general decline is obviously real if you are honest about science. Yet, let’s say you are honest about science like many extremist greens what about being honest about the carbon trap and path dependencies? This means the economics of the techno green changes so many greens hype does not add up systematically. It is not means tested. The fact we are in a competitive cooperative world where different agendas will by definition coexist because without it there will be a civil war means a draconian change will not succeed. A green new deal is economically draconian. A civil war means collapse.

    There is the issue of net energy decline yea; peak oil is alive and well just not the alarmism the peakers promoted years ago. It is a slow decline that is subtle and destructive. Renewables are more techno optimistic lies. Sure, they are vital but all the evidence I see says they do not have what it takes to drive a “transition” like oil was to coal. Renewables can extend the status quo and lightly transform the energy system. There is then the whole issue of economics that have systematic implications. Excessive debt and decline will impact the power of globalism and its supply chains that are powering all these fantastic techs the optimists sing about. The reality is these techs are not holding up in real world applications. The reality is the global system is in decline meaning affordability will decline.

    Unfunded liabilities, demographic shifts, and decaying institutions are going to lead to abandonment, dysfunction, and irrational behavior. The big question is when will the undulating plateau of growth and decline shift to solid decline. Currently much of the growth in the world is not growth returning value. It is rather staged growth to maintain previous growth that is not producing. This is a typical Ponzi setup. There are multiple other sub decline forces like geopolitical war games. The biggest issue is growth and energy at the level humans are accustomed to are carbon intensive. All of them are. Low carbon capture does not make economic sense for an on-demand energy intensive world. Intermittency, seasonality, and localism is the only answer but not for modernism. It is theoretically possible a hybrid mix of the two might be arranged to mitigate and adapt to decline but that would necessarily involve the acceptance of defeat of techno optimism PLUS the understanding of what degrowth means to global value chains. It means a retirement party but that is better than a suicide party with spiked Kool Aid and false promises. Realgreenadaptation.blog

  39. supremacist muzzies bag day tomorrow feb1 on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 8:16 am 

    abov supertard obv.

    supertrds’
    today a ve ry special day because tomorrow is world supremacist muzzies bag day.

    show your support for world supremacist muzzies bag day by putting a shopping bag over your head when out driving or just being outside.

    put maple leaf over your genital and bacon strips on top of it.

    if no shopping bag, use your underwear

    happy world supremacist muzzies bag day feb 1st

  40. Davy on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 10:09 am 

    NOT REAL Green Davy on Fri, 31st Jan 2020 6:43 am

    Fake word salad. I didnt say that. Stop cutting and pasting under my name juanp or I will be forced to ban you from posting on my forum.

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