But why not just shoot the breeze instead?
|San Gorgino Pass Wind Farm|
After all, they will be meeting near one of the most breathtaking monuments to humankind's determination to break free of fossil fuels -- the San Gorgino Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, California.
The fate of the earth is in the balance, and the U.S. and China need to start talking about a radical program to cut fossil fuel consumption.
To paraphrase Bill McKibben, a few cyberattacks here and there isn't the end of the world. The end of the world is the end of the world!
It has been announced that China and the U.S. will hold a top leadership meeting at the beginning of June. If the past is any indication, we will get a lot of cautious, lukewarm pronouncements about cooperation that don't begin to address the reality. It's time for activists in the U.S. and China to join hands and start to militate for radical change. We need a zero-carbon USA and a zero-carbon China. Anything less is planetocide.
(See #chinaEARTHusa - Radical Change? or Planetocide? )
(See Obama and Xi: Get to the Point! )
It's not immediately obvious how Chicago and Illinois can move quickly to get electricity in a zero-carbon manner. But here are a few initial thoughts . . . and wind is part of the answer . . . .
(See What If Chicago Started to "Think Different" About Electricity? on the Zero Carbon Chicago website)