The gist of things here in my hometown, set within the arcs of things in the wider world, all from my uniquely biased point of view. Feel free to extend the horizons with your comments.
Hi Laura,Are you saying that they are "catching on and recognizing a need to do something about it - finally" orthat they have found a way to turn it to their advantage?Tim
Or that they saw the way to turn it to their advantage a long time ago, but they kept the idea quiet until they had a slick package ready to be presented to a frightened populace.Cynical? Me?
I'm still not sure where I stand with regard to skepticism of oil companies pursuing green policies. My cynicism keeps getting in the way, perhaps (for instance) for articles like this, by Elizabeth Kolbert. I'm certainly not singling out Alberta (which I know is not in your immediate area, Laura), certainly not when the largest emitter in the US of CO2 is just 80 miles south of me. I am however still very skeptical of carbon credits, and other odd perks attached, as though they were the magical bullet, to trivial voluntary measures.
I am quite cynical, Wayne, but I swing between suspecting that individuals are actively misleading and manipulating public fears and beliefs, on the one hand, and on the other, suspecting that most of the people involved are just muddling along doing what they think is going to help while the harms are generally emergent phenomena.
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