“This could be just the opportunity that China has been waiting for, the opportunity to take a global lead in a cause that almost the entire planet supports…”
The Secular Jurist recommends this superb and timely editorial as MUST READ. It adroitly brings together topics which are too frequently addressed in isolation – nationalism, climate change, geopolitics, macroeconomics, and history.
It’s always been one of the themes of history that I have found most interesting; that moment when the primary power the world sees its position usurped. History is replete with turning points where one massive power is surpassed by a rival. The causes can be varied from natural disasters to simple economics. As often as not wars are involved but rarely is suicide the reason but that could just be the case with the decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Ever since China surged from a series of Five Year Plans and a number of economic reforms in the mid to late 20th Century, it was inevitable that China would eventually become the dominant global power at least for a time. Has this week’s decision however brought this day ever closer?
It is hard to always make a judgement call as events unfold contrasted…
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