George Monbiot’s latest post entitled “Forbidden Planet” sums up just exactly why the issue of climate change never seems to get the political attention that we wish it would. It’s not like we don’t know this stuff, but he just manages to articulate it so succinctly. The first sentence pulls no punches: “We cannot restrain climate change without a political fight against plutocracy.”
It’s a massively huge problem worldwide, and it’s one of the main reasons that I often feel so overwhelmed and depressed about the situation – without real politcal and economic changes and a scrapping of ‘business-as-usual’, we’re destined to leave future generations of all species in an increasingly miserable place – and for what? So a few people can be wealthy? It’s just not right.
PS: follow George on Twitter – he’s always posting great stuff.