Friday June 5, 2020

‘Business as usual’ leads us to a place we don’t want to go

Our economic model is sinking the planet, but we now have a rare opportunity to reboot the system

10th May, 2020
The way nature works has improved the whole system over time, while the way we work has made things a whole lot worse

Before the chorus to “restart the economy and get back to normal” becomes a mindless mantra, could we pause and ask: what are we learning about our “normal”?

While our economy has been sleeping, nature has been quietly renewing. We have cleaner air and clearer water. We see returning wildlife and hear the sound of birdsong. If our environment improves when our economy fails, what does that teach us about the...

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