The Wall Street Journal reminded us yesterday that the federal government now pays $1.5 billion in interest every day.
Soon interest payments alone will exceed what we spend on Medicaid. And not long after that our annual interest payments will exceed our defense budget.
This interview of Michael Mann of Penn State is well worth your time. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why humans are being so complacent about climate change. Indeed, denialism is much more broad-based and deep than I ever could have imagined. It’s a testament to human’s ability to ignore evidence and adhere to a mythology that comports with their ideological biases and caters to their greedy impulses.
I used to think I wouldn’t live long enough to see major impacts from climate change. That no longer seems likely. What seems certain now, Vera, is that you and your parents will see quite catastrophic changes in our climate.
Eventually, humans will respond, although it may be a matter of too little, too late. Fortunately, it’s not too late yet. There is still time to act to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
It starts in a few weeks. When we vote. And decide whether to keep deniers in office.
Decisions have consequences. Always have, always will.
Jeremy Grantham is a renowned investor. Capitalism has been good to him. But there are more important things on his mind, something he calls “the race of our lives.”
Watch and listen to him here (all five parts). Arguably, there is no more important race humans will ever need to run.
It’s hotter. More 90 degree days. But how many more? And how much hotter might it get? Check this out.
Take a look at this temperature anomalies graphic from 1880-2017.
Makes me wonder if we shouldn’t have bought a place in North Dakota or Montana.
(Special thanks to Antti Lipponen, research scientist at Finnish Meteorological Institute.)