Going to Extremes in 2020

Is it a coincidence that as the climate in which we live is thrown out of balance — becoming increasingly unpredictable and extreme — that by freakishly bad luck we happen to elect the most unpredictable and extreme president in memory?

This is what dystopia really looks like to me: a government completely unable to face up to an existential crisis. The fires, the floods, the climate chaos: that’s window-dressing, strange as it might be to say. What if we chose this fate, for some twisted reason? The fact that the Trump administration is in fact throwing fuel on the flames of a “perturbed” climate adds to the dysfunction but doesn’t explain it.

Put simply: Is it possible that global heating is driving us all — Trump most definitely included — crazy?

Tom Toles seems to think so.

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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