Why the “green economy” can be a death sentence for poor people in the developing world

Green economy sustainable quote UN Guernica

That quote echoes very familiar themes: sustainable development… scarcity… environmental risk… economy for the future. Say those words aloud, and you’re practically reading from the National Geographic playbook, with its noble goal “to inspire people to care about the planet.”

But here’s why a laser focus on all things Green — especially climate change — is becoming a life-threatening problem, at least for poor people who live in the global south:

Guernica modern tragedy commons

If you read only one article
about climate change and the environment this year

(and there are only a few days left)
read this one.
It’s an eye-opener. 

You can find the whole piece here.

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Dear John:
What are your thoughts
about this environmental dilemma?

John Fahey National Geographic

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