Politics (Climate Week #2)

In case you didn’t hear, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday. She was 87.

While the death of a Supreme Court Justice is usually a big deal, a Justice dying six weeks before a Presidential election makes it a bigger deal.

It’s impossible to predict what effect this will have on America – but considering that America is already dealing with a pandemic, an upcoming election, racial protests, and a massive economic downturn, I’m less than optimistic. People are already very stressed out, even without a massive change to America’s highest court.

I’m not focused on any of that. Justice Ginsburg’s passing is a tragedy, and the effects of her passing will be felt for decades to come. But it has very little to do with stopping climate change, at least directly. As much as I’m tempted to spend the next week reading about the implications of a Supreme Court Justice’s passing, I’m not going to. Instead I’m going to do what I was going to do anyway: trying to find a solution to climate change. Especially a solution that doesn’t require the support of an unpredictable federal government.

Alright. Back to work.