The outspoken French philosopher Marc Alizart describes the situation in his latest book The Climate Coup: "We" – understood as the left and the environmental activists – have lost. We have not lost because the world's elites have given up the ambition to keep emissions down, because they have never had such ambitions. The problem is not that it is impossible to save the planet, but that it is unprofitable. Climate change, on the other hand, is welcomed as an opportunity for economic speculation and political positioning.
Carbon capture borders on a high-tech bluff.
With reference to Bruno Latour and his thought of climate crisis as a world civil war, Alizart points out that "the enemies of the earth" are far better equipped for combat than its defenders. The fires in the Amazon and elsewhere are like the parliamentary fire before Hitler came to power, and hopeful compromises and peace agreements with this type. . .
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