Friday, 2 June 2017
country by itself
I'm using a Wolfgang Tillman picture for today's post as well as yesterday's.
The original Tillman poster reference was to the Brexit vote, but it seems to apply just as well to the latest action of the US, who now seem hell-bent to reinvigorate their industry by breaking all of the pollution and environmental accords.
I can't help wonder how much the keyword 'Paris' also features in Trump's decision. The US President was trumped by French President Emmanuel Macron on their handshakes and then given the swerve in a subsequent NATO meeting. It suggests that a vindictive narcissistic bullying type of person might want to find a way to wreak a revenge against the person that was able to upstage him.
Interestingly, Macron has already issued a video statement in English urging US scientists to relocate to France, after Trump's withdrawal from the UN Paris climate accord.
There's new troubles ahead too, with our own premier distancing herself from the opprobrium and not joining in with the words of censure directed towards Trump.
Meanwhile, USA's TV channels are showing the effects in Miami and other parts of the US from the already increasing height of water created from the melting of the polar ice-caps.
Some calculations are that it would take another ten years before Mar-a-lago becomes submerged as a full Lago.
Unless a July 4th impeachment goes ahead, over that decade it may be difficult to recognise some parts of the world as we currently know them, with the UK's fracture, a different multi-tiered version of Europa and US sliding from superpower to sapped power.