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I suppose the EU should just press ahead with a transition to a low-carbon economy and start working seriously on climate disaster preparedness and climate change mitigation.

yes, that's right.

'press ahead' should be amped up, and the last two concerns should include the effects of economic migration here.

what's still missing is the obvious economic advantages of greening industry. other than J's achievements, are there any clearly visible GDP (yuck, i know) indicators that the neolibs can chew on?

by amping up greening to war-emergency proportions, we could show the hardcore benefits of doing the right thing, as energy bills come down, people feel empowered by negawatting, better public transport etc.

it's so bizarre how we hear the banks aren't lending because there's nothing worth investing in (that brings them the fat returns of under-regulated yore), when there's a screaming need for investment in more and better infrastructure.

why aren't there more bankers with vision?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Dec 22nd, 2009 at 08:59:57 PM EST
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