31 Oct '13, 11pm

Why not work to build a healthy, prosperous economy that protects the environment?

Why not work to build a healthy, prosperous economy that protects the environment?

Government tactics have been more insidious, often designed to silence anyone who could stand in the way of massive resource extraction and export policies. Politicians in the U.K., Australia, the U.S., Canada and elsewhere have created a false dichotomy between the environment and the economy in efforts to downplay the seriousness of issues like climate change and the need to address them. The arguments are wrong on so many levels. First, the economy is a human invention, a tool that can be changed when it no longer suits our needs. The environment is the very air, water, land and diversity of plant and animal life we cannot live without. Why not work to build a healthy, prosperous economy that protects those things? Volumes of research also conclude ignoring climate change will be far more costly than addressing it. The massive bills for cleaning up after events related ...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/10/...

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