They come not to praise
Anthropomorphic Global Warming Climate Change, but to bury it. Time and long past time as the shambling corpse is ripe.
Its descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality.
By Steven F. Hayward, the Wall Street Journal
Climate change is over. No, I’m not saying the climate will not change in the future, or that human influence on the climate is negligible. I mean simply that climate change is no longer a pre-eminent policy issue. All that remains is boilerplate rhetoric from the political class, frivolous nuisance lawsuits, and bureaucratic mandates on behalf of special-interest renewable-energy rent seekers.
Judged by deeds rather than words, most national governments are backing away from forced-marched decarbonization. You can date the arc of climate change as a policy priority from 1988, when highly publicized congressional hearings first elevated the issue, to 2018. President Trump’s ostentatious withdrawal from the Paris Agreement merely ratified a trend long becoming evident.
Indeed, the largest offender (we’re talking about you, Red China) was never part of the reduction schemes.