Green emergencies and grownups

“An end to industrial civilization, but like in a totally pro-union way.” My two cents at Ricochet on the politics of this week’s “Green New Deal” boomlet, the land of pure imagination that exists beyond trade-offs, and the likelihood of universal high-speed rail’s getting even through its preliminary litigation stages, let alone built and operating, within ten years.


  • Not to belabor the obvious, but California can’t even build a single high-speed rail line after 10 years, and it is vastly expensive. Rail ridership has been declining for 50 years because it is not convenient: when you get to your train destination you still don’t have a way to get to your real destination. High speed rail between every city? hahahahaha 100trillion dollars at least.

  • I say make it even more expensive and install solar panels along the right of way while you’re at it… That way instead of diesel electrics you can run solar electrics… đŸ˜€