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Recycle All You Want, The Planet Won't Notice - A Video Interview with Gernot Wagner

Recycle All You Want, The Planet Won't Notice - A Video Interview with Gernot Wagner

Steve Cadman via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Gernot Wagner , an Austrian economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, is a staunch advocate for living green. He takes public transit, recycles, and totes a reusable shopping bag to Whole Foods. But he's well aware that his deeds aren't even beginning to have a serious impact on the health of the planet. And neither are yours. His new book, But Will the Planet Notice? , argues that it won't . For the planet to notice our efforts, he says, we're going to have to enact policies that provide the proper economic incentives for far-reaching change. Last week, I sat down with Wagner at the Climate, Mind, and Behavior conference, where he was giving a talk. We discussed why you can recycle and compost all you want—but the planet could care less. Watch: These ideas make many environmentalists deeply uncomfortable—and they probably should. It's...

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