Ho-Hum to a Climate ‘Point of no Return’
I mean really, how often are we going to scream that there’s a hole in the dike? We’ve known for half a century—although no one really gave a damn—that the health of the planet was in danger.
António Guterres is hot under the collar
Know who he is? I thought not. The name didn’t immediately strike a chord with me either. Oh yeah, the United Nations guy. “We are coming to a point of no return,” he says.
Before meeting the leaders of the world’s major economic powers at the G7 summit in the UK, António Guterres said he was concerned that the richest nations have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than clean energy since the pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery.
Concerned, is he? How about pants on fire? Fifty years ago in Chicago we had to shut down the Chicago Gun Club, a lakefront trap and skeet-shooting club, because lead from shotgun shells was collecting in Lake Michigan. I used to shoot skeet there.
That’s the small story. The larger story is that during…