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Climate Change Denial And The Rise Of Authoritarianism #auspol 


Climate Change Denial And The Rise Of Authoritarianism.

One of the strangest stories about totalitarian regimes comes from Romania. Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the official temperature in Romania was never below 10 degree Celsius. No matter the snow and ice, the weather reports would always have temperatures above 10 degrees. The reason? Below that, the law required the heating to be turned on in public places, and Romania could not afford this.
It is hard to say what is stranger about the story. A dictator who feels so omnipotent that he pretends he could change the reality of the weather? Or a population so misled, misinformed, or disillusioned that it will put up with the weather reports over what it knows to be true?
Today, the story is not so strange anymore, nor do we need to look to countries far away. Today, the story is happening right…

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December 13, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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