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The Wider Implications of Europe’s Quest for African Natural Gas”?

File image of a safety flame at a natural gas power plant in western Rwanda. SIMON MAINA / AFP

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that one of the most important tools for making it through these times is a capacity for grim amusement. 

Without it, one would simply be crushed by something like the recent UN climate reports which correctly pointed out that there is currently no realistic policy pathway in place to keep climate change to 1.5 degrees celsius even as Pakistan and Nigeria are both underwater and drought is strangling East African agriculture. 

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