This is an interesting article about how the GOP’s stance on climate change is changing in the wake of the Great Recession. It talks about how, in particular, the current low price of oil is causing GOP politicians to consider a tax on oil, which will fund government programs and decrease the amount of oil used. This could have a significant effect on our emissions. This change is drastic, considering the GOP’s denialist viewpoints in the past. Perhaps this change will alter the potential future set out for us in The Collapse of Western Civilization.