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George Monbiot Being Very Rude (psst – Growth)

[I will be taking a break from posting for June-July-August.  We will be travelling our large continent, something long deferred.  Uluru, Larapinta, Tanami, Kimberley, Hammersly, jarrah, Nullarbor and points along the way.

I may get one more post up.  Otherwise that’s it for a while and we’ll see what kind of shape the country and the world are in when we get back.  Interesting times, of course.  So here’s George Monbiot, one of the saner commentators, writing about something not mentionable in polite company.]

 

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing

, Wednesday 28 May 2014

'The mother narrative to all this is carbon-fuelled expansion. Our ideologies are mere subplots.'

‘The mother narrative to all this is carbon-fuelled expansion. Our ideologies are mere subplots.’ Photograph: Alamy

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