Just as California's liberal elites had convinced everyone that climate change had permanently altered global weather patterns such that the entire state was doomed to be stuck in a perpetual drought which would inevitably render it about as inhabitable as the surface of Mars within years, an unrelenting series of storms has struck and in a matter of days filled lakes, overflowed rivers and buried mountains in snow.
"It will be much harder to cooperate internationally and govern in ways publics expect... It will be tempting [for US leaders] to impose order on this apparent chaos, but that ultimately would be too costly in the short run and would fail in the long run...For better or worse, the emerging global landscape is drawing to a close an era of American dominance following the Cold War."
America’s elite – that collection of puffed up mediocrities who until recently held the undisputed command of the heights of our politics and culture – is in crisis. Its unbroken track record of failure has finally stirred the rest of America from its coma.
Besides being a self proclaimed expert on global warming and a vociferous advocate of societal-wrecking mass immigration, it looks as if “Pope” Francis has entered the realm of global economics specifically, international monetary policy.
“Trump is surrounding himself with people who are a very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California. It was very clear that it wasn’t just campaign rhetoric. This means we are very, very serious."
Donald Trump in the White House and Theresa May in 10 Downing Street. They will open the door to more nuclear spending, no doubt. But, despite all the post-election industry euphoria, should we anticipate a full renaissance for U.S. commercial nuclear power?
The 2017 Davos conference has sold out within days, and for 2018 it is thought there just won’t be enough hotel rooms to go round. As a result the organisers are taking desperate measures by putting people up in shipping containers in car parks.
Trump's string of 'anti'-status quo appointments continues with his selection of former Texas governor Rick Perry to lead the Energy Department, which it is worth noting he wanted to do away with in 2011.
How can this be happening? We were supposed to be doomed! If this surfeit of good news on the climate continues, it will threaten to derail a major gravy train. In short, the big pause is continuing...
Which is ironic because five years ago, Perry wanted to eliminate the Energy Department: in an infamous 2011 Republican primary debate, Perry forgot that the Energy Department was one of the three federal government agencies he wanted to do away with. The other two were the Commerce and Education Departments. According to some pundits, the gaffe may have cost him a shot at the party’s 2012 nomination.