February 9, 2011
THE Prince of Wales warned yesterday against the pursuit of economic growth at the expense of the environment — and condemned climate change sceptics for their "corrosive" impact on public opinion.
The Irish Examiner
Prince Charles used a speech at a European Parliament climate change conference in Brussels to challenge politicians to break the link between growth and the production of high-carbon goods.
And he challenged environmentalists to start selling the benefits of sustainable living, instead of focusing on what people should give up. He said a "business as usual" approach to increasing national wealth was just a short-term remedy.
"We have to see that there is a direct relationship between the resilience of Nature’s ecosystems and the resilience of our national economies.
"If the fabric of the Earth’s life-support system fragments, as it appears it may be starting to do; if those systems become weak or even collapse — essentially, if Nature’s capital loses its innate resilience — then how long does it take for our economic capital and economic systems to lose their resilience too?"
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Posted by Nickie Goomba at 10:17 PM