Most politicians and all governments simply do not understand that fact!
There cannot be infinite economic growth!
The world has limited resources, yet humankind is governed by an extractive mentality, encouraged by those in power to continue extracting the Earth’s resources, regardless of the cost to the next generation…never mind future generations!
The problem is so big, that it requires one to change everything about the way one thinks, lives and interacts with the world.
The problem with our current thinking and those who lead us further into the mire, is that denial is the natural response.
Those young enough now will look back on this era when food and energy prices soared, as the world population surged.
The time when tornadoes ploughed through cities, killing and devastating people and homes and sometimes whole communities.
A time when floods swept away life and homesteads, as droughts wrecked harvests, while governments aided and abetted the corporations that sought to control our food.
A time when populations were displaced by continuous disasters that those in government did little to avert or help communities recover from!
Those alive will ask, “what were they thinking?”
”The only answer can be denial,” argues Paul Gilding, Australian environmentalist and former executive director of Greenpeace International.
Gilding writes about this crisis in a new book called The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World.
”We are heading for a crisis-driven choice…
We either allow collapse to overtake us or develop a new sustainable economic model…