Michael Roberts Blog

Today, government ministers from around the world meet in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), amid massive security after the terrorist attacks, to discuss what to do about climate change and global warming.  Having banned all protests by climate campaigners and put some protest leaders under house arrests, Cop21 had better come up with something agreed and effective.  But the chances of that are very slim.

Now I know there are some out there who think that climate change and global warming is one big lie and conspiracy.  Some on the pro-capitalist wing reckon that global warming is a myth developed by scientists who want make a career for themselves and live off government funding.  Taxpayers are simply funding a lie.  This idea is very strong among US Republican congress members and also among some…

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