Great post! As you’ve mentioned, capital investment in these projects is a big issue. A big worry is Asia, Africa and the developing world. Most of the population growth in the next few decades will come from these places and their energy consumption is already UP. Worse, most of them are coal-based economies which are capital-scarce to make a green transition. From a global perspective, this is something the developed nations have to addess..

BTW I’m a new subscriber here - I’m a scientist writing on climate change economics, and I found your page thru the Substack network. And BEAUTIFUL cartoons!!! Keep up the good work.

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Hi, I think. you have a ton of great content in this article here. My one major concern is around start-up cities, and when I listened to you two on the Reversing Climate Change podcast, Cul-de-Sac came up as a great example. I had looked into them before, and from everything I've learned about urbanism, they seem to be making all the wrong choices, from a heavy-handed top down approach to building a new "city" in the desert, to seemingly not doing anything but making a ready-gentrified gated community, I do not understand why this is considered a good example. It seems like greenwashing to me; build a gated community of permanent renters (who likely won't stay more than a few years, hence no community-building in the long-term) for a high ROI, and slap "no cars in here!" to make it seem green, and push all the car emissions to other neighborhoods in Tempe. Would appreciate your perspectives here!

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I `m afraid that with the (already existing) and even greater crisis ahead, Climate Industrialism may slow down a bit. I wonder how long the recession will last...

All the best anyway,



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