The companies run things

Looking on the dark side
[Via Hot Topic]

Daniel Gros, the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies, has written a grim article in the Guardian, concluding that the influence of coal lobbies in the US senate is too strong for any significant action to be taken on climate change there and that the ramifications will be widespread. I thought it worth drawing attention to.

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As long as corporations hold such influence, especially in the Senate, nothing will be done. It may take some thing extraordinary, such as what Moscow is dealing with, for these guys to take any action.

But then they probably figure that they will be paid off enough by the coal lobbies that they will never have to worry about consequences

The Tragedy od the Commons coupled with the corruption of the political process of free market capitalism will make it even harder for us to adapt.