Wednesday, December 09, 2009

From the mouths of greenies

If you accept the argument that we've got, say 95 months left to save the world then yes, we have certainly passed the point of no return. Even if the politicians managed to cobble something together at Copenhagen - which they probably won't - it won't be kept to anyway because at the same time they've got to promote constant economic growth.

As environmentalists, in our private conversations, we know this stuff, but in public we are saying we've got to hit targets, the problem is that when it doesn't happen, which it won't, we're going to be in big trouble because people aren't going to listen to us anymore.

Former deputy editor of the Ecologist, Paul Kingsnorth.