Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Simon Kuper: green growthers are deceiving theirselves

In an article in the Financial Times, Simon Kuper discounts the concept of "green growth" as starry-eyed. According to him, "we can be green or we can have growth, but we can't have both together".

"Economic growth, democracy and CO2 have always been intertwined. Growth and democracy barely existed until coal fuelled the industrial revolution. Can democracy survive without carbon? We are not going to find out. No electorate will vote to decimate its own lifestyle. We can’t blame bad politicians or corporates. It’s us: we will always choose growth over climate."

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link: 


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