Salon: Why solve climate change when you can monetize it?

„Hidden in a[nbsp]$1.4 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it paragraph, was a sizable provision to fund research to reverse climate change. No, not in a meaningful long-term way, by actually reducing our dependence on fossil fuels or reorganizing the economy to be based on need rather than consumption of disposable goods;[nbsp]rather, the research dollars were to be spent on programs that might allow our apocalyptic way of life to continue apace.“