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  •  As Philip Mirowski points out in his book -- (4+ / 0-)

    -- the Neoliberal Thought Collective has three strategies for putting to bed a proactive approach to climate change.

    1) Promote the deniers, and keep them well-funded

    2) Promote "carbon-trading" schemes which do nothing to decrease fossil-fuel consumption while at the same time offering new avenues for speculator profits

    3) Geo-engineering -- schemes to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide that relieve the industrial word of its responsibility to quit the carbon-burning habit.

    Now, attacking the deniers is a fine strategy, but it's a long way from being a complete strategy.  What we need is an Anti-Neoliberal Thought Collective, and its mission must be to cut the neoliberals off at the pass every step of the way.  Otherwise we can expect more of the same, and at least some of the louder anti-denier voices will be quieted when the US signs up for a cap-and-trade scheme.

    "it makes no difference which one of us you vote for. Either way your planet is doomed. Doomed!" -- Kang

    by Cassiodorus on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 08:51:06 PM PDT

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      “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

      by pfiore8 on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 12:43:58 AM PDT

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