The Weather

Posted on November 7, 2007

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“nobody ever rioted for austerity”  [George Monbiot, Heat.]

Global warming is a postmodern thing.

That is in that it is not a thing – seemingly – but a dilemma: an – ‘is it or isn’t it a thing?’ – thing.

It finds its natural place in advertising (see Monbiot’s chapter ‘The Denial Industry’).

There is no solution.  I once read an interview with William Boroughs in which he asserted that action was useless in the attempt to change any of this.  That politics is like the weather.  Likr the decline of the Roman Empire it can’t be avoided.

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