08 Oct '11, 7pm

Tom Friedman Tears into Our Economic System, US Citizens, “Climategate,” & Obama at Greenbuild 2011

Tom Friedman Tears into Our Economic System, US Citizens, “Climategate,” & Obama at Greenbuild 2011

On the financial crisis of 2008: “This underlies the faulty accounting that we have been exhibiting in both the market and mother nature. But a more fundamental crisis looms ahead. An ecological credit crunch caused by undervaluing the environmental assets that are the basis of all life and prosperity.” On our response to the wake-up call in 2008: “If 2008 was our warning heart attack, how did we respond in 2009? Did we go on a diet? Start exercising? Basically we kept on smoking and gaining weight and started to actively ignore the doctor’s advice.” On the hacked emails from East Anglia University: “That whole email thing, which was totally bogus …. “Because the message it gave out — that somehow there was some crazy global conspiracy between climate science to hype the whole notion of climate change and global warming. that message was spread far and wide and it came at ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/08/tom-friedman-tears-in...

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