Meanwhile, the Planet Is Going to Hell

I haven’t been this angry at politicians since I can remember. I am take-no-prisoners, display-their-dripping-heads-on-pikes angry. And I’m not generally an angry person. I can’t imagine how really angry people must feel.


A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”

Right now, I feel that it’s going to take some heads on pikes to get the U.S. government to address this. The political system is broken.

See also: Charles Blow, “Liberals, This Is War

David Atkins, “With Kavanaugh, Republicans Secure An Unjust and Unsustainable Minority Rule

Nancy LeTourneau, “Republicans Have Reason to Fear ‘Mob Rule’”