Private Enterprise created the very problem Morrison says it will now fix. Capitalism is the problem that fucked the climatic “norm” in the first place.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s new slogan is hypocritically telling us that our planet’s saviour from the climate crisis is the very thing destroying it, writes Dr William Briggs. NOW THAT COP26 has come and gone, the world seems to be getting back to business. Our Prime Minister assures us that this “business” will be our saviour. All we have to do is to accept that capitalism is the cure and not the disease.
Source: All capitalism ‘can do’ is destroy our planet
The large-scale massacre and near extinction of the American bison (or buffalo) in the nineteenth century, to offer a more modern example, paved the way for white settler colonial expansion into the American West, while destroying Native American food security and a way of life. As a U.S. Army colonel put it then, “Kill every buffalo you can! Every buffalo dead is an Indian gone.”
Today, such examples have not only multiplied drastically but are increasingly woven into human life and life on this planet in ways we still hardly notice. These, in turn, are being exacerbated by climate change, the human-induced warming of the world. To mitigate the crisis, to save life itself, would require not merely the replacement of carbon-dirty fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy, but a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions. In other words, to save the starfish, the piñon, the birds, and the insects, and us in the process, has become the most challenging and significant ethical obligation of our increasingly precarious time.
via Where have all the Creatures Gone? Long Time Passing… (Hint: We’ve Killed Them Off)
Just 62 individuals own the same amount as half the world’s population – and the system is ”rigged” in their favour.
Source: Sixty-two people have the same amount of wealth as half the world, says Oxfam