Why nothing is done about climate change?


Disaster is a natural part of my evolution, toward tragedy and dissolution.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

These are apocalyptic times. We are already acquainted with the inconvenient truths concerning climate change. Pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, etc. are making Earth into a ticking time bomb. Yet even when the evidence is overwhelming and catastrophe certain, there is not a lot of will to do something about it. We are not unhelpful pessimists when we say that all climate summits up until now have been failures and while we all know the Kyoto Protocol, we also know that the major polluters of this world (notably the United States) refuse to take part in it.

Recently Lieven De Cauter, a Belgian philosopher and political activist published a book containing a chapter on this topic. The book is called ‘Entropic Empire’ and the chapter I will discuss is ‘The Mad Max…

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