Repost: “Trying to cash in on #climate change won’t fool nature”

excellent blog post by University of Nottingham and University of Sydney academics…

Trying to cash in on climate change won’t fool nature

If companies won’t see things differently, we need to.

We find ourselves in an era of what we might call creative self-destruction. We’re destroying ourselves – it’s as simple as that.

Economic growth and exploiting nature’s resources have long gone hand-in-hand, but as repeated warnings from scientists and reports such as the latest from the IPCC tell us, they now constitute the most ill-fated of bedfellows. Climate change, the greatest threat of our time, is perhaps the definitive manifestation of the well-worn links between economic progress and devastation.

How can we allow this to happen? The sheer scale of the problem undoubtedly makes genuinely united efforts difficult, but there must be other fundamental reasons for the alarmingly limited reaction to the spectre of all-out ecological disaster.

Keep reading (I urge you!) here

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One Response to Repost: “Trying to cash in on #climate change won’t fool nature”

  1. Elizabeth Shepherd says:

    Thanks for an interesting article and a source of information I shall go back to .

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