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Australia Heatwave Jan 2019 (General)

by dan @, Thursday, January 17, 2019, 18:18 (30 days ago) @ dulan drift

No worries. Trump has assured us that global warming is a scam, fake news.

I saw this story earlier today: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46859000. But, as you point out, it's about effects.

It's amazing how climate can so easily get pushed out of public dialogue. It's just not as sexy as Brexit or the stock market or the disaster that is the current US government. They can put faces on those stories and suggest that everything can be solved with a vote. It appears we're entering a perfect storm of sorts -- environmental meltdown coupled with economic and political chaos. Yikes.

What's odd is that any economic discussion in the media I've viewed is suggesting that 2019 is going to see a slowdown in economic activity, and perhaps something far more severe, and yet stock markets are hitting highs or near it. This is very, very similar to what was happening just before the 2008 and 2000 meltdowns. And that means, assuming we're entering a recession, that the climate is going to be pushed even farther back on the stove.


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