805 How to fix the Future
I know, I
know … another article on Climate Change and Global Warming; haven’t we heard
SMH: How to fix the future: saving the planet from climate change requires action - now, write David Suzuki and Ian Hannington
Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki. SMH Photo: Nick Moir
Zuzuki has co-authored a book where they point out that …
free-market capitalism can help spark innovation in new technologies, our
current economic systems demand endless growth, continued consumption, and the
most profitable pathways, which often means using the cheapest fuels to extract
the most money from energy and production.
"That's why some
thinkers have suggested it's time to change the systems by which we govern
production and distribution - to find a way that goes beyond outdated ideas
such as free-market capitalism and authoritarian communism.
"As Naomi Klein
writes in This Changes Everything, this should be seen as an opportunity, since
the current economic model is "failing the vast majority of the people on
the planet on multiple fronts." She adds, "Put another way, if there
has ever been a moment to advance a plan to heal the planet that also heals our
broken economies and shattered communities, this is it."
it’s time to change the system; will that happen?
“Of course, this is
what many who argue against fighting climate change fear: that addressing the
problem will mean overturning current systems, which could take away some of
the advantages the wealthy and privileged enjoy, often at the expense of the
world's poorest and disadvantaged.”
interesting article, from two men who know what they are talking about and they
point out solutions. Will the politicians here and in the US listen?