The “progressives” are really going all out on enumerating in loving detail all the things they are going to have to take away from everyone to fight climate change.
By changing computers and cell phones less frequently. By regulating against planned obsolescence. By not having toasters (why would you need a toaster?). Come on, Leigh, seriously you can imagine carbon-free jet fuels, but not living without a …. toaster? https://t.co/w2mqwy6vSH
— Giorgos Kallis (@g_kallis) October 8, 2019
You know, that’s going to be a hugely, absurdly unsuccessful strategy. It’ll backfire so hard (already is) that any normal person will think — correctly — that these people have lost their damn minds.
I agree 100% that we have to re-order society to fight climate change. It’s likely an existential issue. However, taking away people’s toasters and computers is going to be about as successful as you’d expect. Forced authoritarian asceticism has gone over really well, historically. (That is sarcasm.)
I mean, wtf, toasters? How do you you toast a fucking bagel without a fucking toaster? Is that mook just taking the piss or what?