How Many Fantasies Fit in a Bottle Thrown into the Ocean?
An article in the Guardian-UK promises that Rishi Sunak, Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron and other international leaders promise ‘A green transition that leaves no one behind’, whatever the hell that means. One dependable thing about messages corked inside bottles and thrown into the ocean is that they are seldom (if ever) found so no signatory will ever be held accountable.
That’s a perfect definition of a feel-good political exercise with no consequences
Which is why Sunak, Biden and Macron signed on so quickly. From my perspective the evidence grows exponentially that we humans are just another failed species and will most likely leave the earth within 200 years, not in an Elon Musk rocket, but by the same extinction process common to mammals before us.
Supporting my unscientific view, currently 82 species per day disappear, 4 every hour, 8 during a modest dinner at a restaurant. Yet friends of mine claim to have turned vegan or vegetarian to save the animals, reinforcing my notion that we…