Tag Archive for 'capitalism'

Sustained growth on a finite planet is the essence of unsustainability

June 30th, 2012 by George Monbiot

In 1992 world leaders signed up to something called “sustainability”. Few of them were clear about what it meant; I suspect that many of them had no idea. Perhaps as a result, it did not take long for this concept to mutate into something subtly different: “sustainable development”. Then it made a short jump to […]

Capitalism can save the planet

November 30th, 2010 by Philip Stephens

Not so long ago governments around the world stepped in to rescue capitalism. It’s time for capitalism to repay the favour by turning its mind to saving the planet. Politicians, you see, have just about given up. The only vaguely encouraging thing to say about next week’s Cancun climate change gathering is that expectations have […]