Prescription for the Future: Leave Carbon in the Ground
…or put it back by planting trees and changing how we do agriculture.
Neither of these is going to happen. Not now. Not in Trump’s America Inc. It would not have happened in HRC’s plans either, for that matter, but it’s the Wild Wild West now–sidearms included.
This wouldÂ have been good news once upon a time: the biggest-ever single formation of gas and petroleum potential has been discovered in the panhandle of Texas.
Texas Tea–total worth is in excess of $20 billion. That’s twenty billion dollars buys us that muchÂ additional climate chaos, even Â thoughÂ The U.S. has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide Â by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 under the Paris climate agreement, which went into effect earlier this month.Â
We want our cake (Exxon Mobile et al’s cake to be more accurate) and eat it too (that would be all who own stock in said 5 million metric ton GorillaCorp.) We can play now and pay later.
So a few reap the benefits. We all pay the cost. What’s not to like?