If you choose the background music for AMLO’s interventions on this Earth Day, it will undoubtedly be David Bowie’s songs. The first – for which he wrote more beautiful – refers to his rarity, exceptionalism, the man who fell from space to earth from nothingness.
These qualities are useful to the artist. We all love Boy because he’s weird: man, woman, animal, person, earthly man, martian? It is impossible to determine its nature.
On the one hand, the inability to have peers and interlocutors in the diplomatic sphere is totally inappropriate for a head of state. He can’t appear in a virtual meeting and suddenly disappear like something ghostly. Suddenly, his feet set off from the land whose central crisis was the preservation of all living things, including him and the state he governs.
Yet Andres Manuel places Mexico in another world whose dark side of power is the “conservatives”, the “fifths”, “nation traitors”, “the rebellious judges” and Darth Vader himself who, like the PRI, is their father.
Well, when the watchtower summoned him to Earth, it looks like Andres landed on the moon because he’s talked about everything except the atmosphere prone to global warming. While his peers (Putin, Xi Jinping, Merkel, Macron and Biden, among other worldly leaders) made various proposals on how to curb global warming, the president hinted at some unrelated issues, such as Mexico’s lack of interest in oil production for export. Slowly bring up the migration issue by talking about climate refugees from Central America. There, urgently, he asserted that the treatment for Central America is to plant many, many trees – just as his government does with the Sembrando Vida program – nothing more than, on this particular occasion, Joe’s Biden government has to fund. More realistic solutions? No way.
Outside of Andrew’s curious presence, there was a great progression of all sentient beings. China and the United States, instead of crossing neon swords, joined forces to preserve the planet; India has committed to significantly increase its investment in renewable energy. Surprisingly, after a more eco-friendly face emerged from that of Jabba the Hutt, Jair Bolsonaro made a proposal to Biden to preserve the Amazon and stop the degradation of the green lung most important to Mother Earth.
There are a lot of things to do when awareness grows in global leadership that science is not fiction and that our carbon footprint is so important, it is very painful.
And Mexico? on the moon.
* Myriam Grunstein Decker She is a Senior Research Professor at CIDE. He holds a law degree from ITAM and a degree in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico. She is also an MA and Ph.D. from New York University’s School of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert in the field of energy.