by Ralph Evans at wattsupwiththat.com
“… Donald Trump is an absolute master at getting people to believe extraordinary things. … President Xi Jinping has claimed the Chinese system is superior …”
Is climate change too hard for democracy?
We have all heard that 2023 was the warmest year ever for the world, by some margin.
Yet all indications are that Donald Trump will be elected once more as US President. He has announced that from Day 1 it will be “Drill, drill, drill!”. He will sweep away all sorts of regulation that protects the environment or aims to limit climate change. It would be no surprise if he withdraws the United States from the Paris Agreement once again.
Donald Trump is an absolute master at getting people to believe extraordinary things. Tens of millions think he will Make America Great Again. Millions apparently think he was sent by God.
In a world like this, I fear democratic government is not up to the challenge of climate change.