There's a really good living to be made out of climate change

Posted in: Comment, Talks and Presentations

There was evidence for this aplenty in Oxford the other day as the idea and practice of capitalism came in for another routine bashing.

That's a great thing about capitalism, of course, it affords niches not just for business and social enterprise, but also for commentators and critics, to help our understanding of social and other phenomena.  That's why "literally" (according to the breathless bloke who introduced them) many hundreds turned out to hear Naomi Klein and Vivienne Westwood tell them how tough life was going to be under climate change.  If you have a strong stomach, you can see the event here, introduction and all.

I could not bear listening to it all, but I think that I heard Klein say that capitalism would have to change and that whole industries would disappear.  Dear me!  Such insight.  I hope no one paid to hear this.  Reassuringly, re-inventing itself as times change, is what capitalism is quite good at.  There may still be hope ...

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