Globalizing police brutality. Everyone wants to be like America these days. At least the world was sent some kind of message even if it had nothing to do with the climate.
Best in show: Hugo Chavez with the now classic quip — "If Climate Were Bank, U.S. Would Have Saved It".
So very true, and also poignant since the physical world represents the only really persistent form of asset. So in essence it is a bank. But anyway, we all know how this works by now. Instead of tackling the problem early on (a point passed many years ago), things are going to be allowed to progress to the brink of chaos. And by "things" I mean not only the narrowly worded CO2 / global warming analysis but rather the endless list of environmental changes that mankind has set in motion. And when we’re there on the brink we’ll see a jumble of panicked measures, including all the things that people scoff at now like a one child policy, universal climate tax, food rationing, climate (water) wars etc. The only actual beacon of light is that science might pull a rabbit out of its ass and solve not only the energy and water shortage but also offer effective means of cleaning persistent pollution and terraforming this planet back to its former glory.