Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says there's no point in spending money to fight climate change because the sun will eventually become a red giant and incinerate the Earth anyway.
I think the world is getting warmer and I think that it's man-caused. That said, should we be engaged in cap-and-trade taxation? No, I don't think that we should. We should lend certainty to the energy field. We should be building new coal-fired plants. [...]
Should we take the long term view when it comes to global warming? I think that we should, and the long term view is that in billions of years the Sun is going to actually grow and encompass the Earth, right? So global warming is in our future."
If this is your long term view, what's the point of anything? The sun will eventually expand and engulf the free markets of Earth and every page of Randian fantasy that has ever been written. Why not give it up now?
Nihilism is Gary Johnson's superpower.