Tuesday, 2 November 2010

We've been conned. The deal to save the natural world never happened | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

We've been conned. The deal to save the natural world never happened | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

It suits governments to let us trash the planet. It's not just that big business gains more than it loses from converting natural wealth into money. A continued expansion into the biosphere permits states to avoid addressing issues of distribution and social justice: the promise of perpetual growth dulls our anger about widening inequality. By trampling over nature we avoid treading on the toes of the powerful.

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