The real problem isn’t climate change

It’s taken 50 years, since the dawn of the environmental movement for climate change to become popular science. That process has been slowed by ‘predatory delay,’ the deliberate financing of climate change denial science by companies like Exxon and Koch Industries. The science is still debated in some US states, which is a testament to the success of this strategy. The deliberate obfuscation of the urgent need to divest of fossil fuels is reflected in an ongoing commitment by most governments around the globe to continue to commit trillions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies per year to propping up an industry with a business model that is inherently self-destructive. As of 2017 the IMF was estimating a per annum increase in fossil fuel subsidies from $4trn to $5.2trn, amounting to ~6.5% of global GDP.