Economic growth and climate change

I’m sure none of this will even cross the minds of J Hockey and T Abbott.

Climate, People & Organizations

With the coming G20 talks about to kick off in Brisbane, the focus of the agenda centres on economic growth as the panacea for all our troubles. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey have been adamant in their focus upon the need to increase economic growth globally. It’s rare, if not impossible to find anyone in the mainstream public debate who questions the wisdom of ever-increasing economic growth. And yet there is a major underlying problem in our collective worship and addiction to growth – climate change.

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6 thoughts on “Economic growth and climate change

  1. narf77 says:

    I don’t even want to think about the economic can of worms that Mr “A” just opened up with that “free trade” agreement. It seems his idea of free trade is that China gets to buy up all of our arable land and use it to produce food for China and we get to buy it back at over inflated prices oh…sorry…forgot…China gets all of our raw resources handed to them on a plate at discount prices! I am starting to think that Tony Abbot is our worst terrorist!

  2. Chris says:

    High school science students, know more about how the climate works than Mr Hockey does. Its nice he wants to protect the jobs of those future wage earners, but what good will it do them, if the planet isn’t producing food and water anymore?

    They teach high school students where precipitation comes from, so its not like its a conspiracy theory of environmental activists. It’s basic level stuff. Let’s hope those graduating students remember their high school lessons, better than Mr Hockey’s does.

    By removing large tracts of vegetation around the world, we’re going to effect the precipitation over the land. That *is* man made climate change. If we really want prosperity into the future, we’ll start treating the environment like it deserves a return in our investments.

  3. Linne says:

    Sad, isn’t it? Same here with our PM. Who looks like Barbie’s boyfriend; all plastic hair and fakie smile . . . They’ll be listening soon, I bet, what with the climate change, etc. Too bad that’s what it takes, though. Thanks for the re-blog, Jess. ~ Linne

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