Life in the 21st Century is a reader-supported publication. Please become a paid subscriber. Back long ago, when I was doing energy work, I worked with Global Green, the American affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev's Green Cross International. Matt, who ran Global Green, asked me if I wanted to help put together an energy program and go to Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2002 United Nations Sustainability Summit. Absolutely.
‘It will take a vigorous new politics’....Ross Andersen from The Atlantic near the conclusion of his article examining where we are at present with AI
We’re getting there Joe and please keep up the great work
This is a good sign anyway:
7 trillion (I wonder what they mean by 7% of the GDP..do they mean the US's GDP?
I was trying to put that number in perspective. Apparently in 2022 the US's GDP was 25 trillion dollars, so this is close to a third of that:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/188105/annual-gdp-of-the-united-states-since-1990/)in fossil fuel subsidies in 2023? That is obscene..
You must have noticed of course Joe that oil companies made record profits in 2022-2023 thanks to the Ukraine war:
So this is your group?
I had not associated Gorbachev with environmental issues..good for him...