In a prequel to his notorious endorsement of Donald Trump, Slavoj Zizek wrote “Addressing the Impossible” in Socialist Register 2017: Rethinking Revolution. His message: forget about alternatives to real existing capitalism, and by clear implication any chance of preventing climate catastrophe. How inspiring to millennials!
The creation of a wind/solar energy infrastructure should be welcomed even with its problems, as we cannot wait for the end of the rule of capital to start building this renewable infrastructure.
Whether the carbon is stored in the soil, forests or crust, carbon sequestration from the atmosphere is the only geoengineering approach that is imperative, in order to bring and maintain the atmospheric carbon dioxide level below the safe level of 350 ppm.
On the outcomes of the COP21 Paris Agreement, climate justice activists and scientists generally have very sober assessments.