We already have the tools to sufficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions; there is no need to lose precious time waiting for a so-called game-changer.
California’s leadership is in recognizing the problem, and in starting to propose real solutions. That’s what California leaders will be emphasizing when they arrive at the Paris conference.
Our reaction? All rhetoric, of course, brought about by our ignorance, our refusal to understand the injustices of the Middle East, our idleness in addressing conflict with political plans and objectives.
Three nations whose history, action – and inaction – help to explain the slaughter by Isis have largely escaped attention in the near-hysterical response to the crimes against humanity in Paris: Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
Wars of vengeance won’t work for France anymore than they worked for the United States. Terrorism survives wars; people don’t.