08 Feb '18, 2pm

Environmentalist: Big Business Threatens the Planet, Despite Boasts of Sustainability

The Deepwater Horizon is emblematic of an unsustainable path. U.S. Coast Guard / Wikimedia Commons Environmentalist: Big Business Threatens the Planet, Despite Boasts of Sustainability By Kieran Cooke Transnational corporations, or TNCs, or just plain big businesses, are everywhere. They have an overwhelming influence and impact on our lives—and on the planet. They boast they are a force for good—and are helping in the fight against climate change . But Peter Dauvergne, professor of international relations at the University of British Columbia in Canada, begs to differ. "The earth's climate is drifting into an ever-deeper crisis as the shadows of mass production, transportation and industrial agriculture continue to intensify," said Dauvergne. The buzz word among TNCs is sustainability : TNCs see themselves leading the struggle to build a better world, in which resources w...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/big-business-sustainability-2532...

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