Episode 112: Climate Alarmism and Russian Frustration
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Relevant Reading:Twilight of the Climate Change Movement Mario LoyolaCondemned to Frustration Kirk Bennett Good evening, listeners! We have an excellent episode for you this week, as host Richard Aldous speaks with Mario Loyola about the troubled state of the climate change movement before discussing the relationship between Russia and the West with Kirk Bennett.First, senior fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty Mario Loyola pours cold water on the post-Paris climate summit hype, pointing out that the deal negotiated there last December is non-binding. He argues that the climate change movement is facing some big trouble ahead—and that it only has itself to blame.Then, former U.S. Foreign Service officer Kirk Bennett brings expertise gained in his career working on post-Soviet issues to a discussion about what Russia really wants. He illustrates how Russia’s idea of a sphere of influence is markedly different from that of most other countries, and makes the case that Moscow’s goals cannot be…