“We had a series of administrations that began to take the issue of climate change seriously. […] And each one of them was followed by a flamethrower that was determined to destroy the steps that had been taken. […] But at no time did we really have an administration that determined that we were going to get out of the fossil business and began to put in place measures to do it.” Bill McKibben interviews James Gustave Speth: https://e360.yale.edu/features/they-knew-how-the-u-s-government-helped-cause-the-climate-crisis