by Shelt Garner
I have a close relative — whom I love dearly — who doesn’t believe in global climate change and he kind of slipped up recently. After I pressed him on the potential gravity of global climate change he said, “well, technology will take care of it.”
If that’s the case, then why can’t we use the power of markets to actually begin to use technology to ameliorate the effects of global climate change? But whenever we actually attempt to do this, Fox News screams at the top of their lungs that it’s “woke.”
Which makes me wonder if LK-99 comes to fruition if, by definition, the Right will see the use of it as “woke.” It definitely seems, sometimes, that the Right has a death wish when it comes to global climate change. Their need to “own the libs” is so absolute, so existential that they would rather let us all cook than do anything about it.
From what I understand, if LK-99 actually becomes a practical superconductor then we might be able to make great progress towards stopping global climate change in its tracks. I just worry that because of the amount of investment that will be needed to adopt LK-99 should it become practical that that, by definition will cause bonkers MAGA people to poo-poo it as just another “woke” wild goose chase.
The fact that I have to worry about shit like this is yet another reason why I’m very alarmed about our potential future. All macro trends seem to indicate that we’re totally and completely fucked. Something Big is going to happen very soon, probably associated with the 2024 election.
What that Something Big thing is, I don’t know. But, whatever it is, it will be very dramatic.