Something big happened this morning. David Attenborough, speaking on BBC radio, pointed to capitalism as the main driver of ecological breakdown. The debate is beginning to shift.
David Attenborough says we need to 'curb capitalism' and create a different economic system than one based on maximising profit. Thanks for drawing him deeper than most on the underlying issues...
An extraordinary shift, and credit where it's due. BUT: the great unsayable, that the BBC won't allow anyone to voice on air, is that the driver of planetary destruction is not "excess" capitalism, but capitalism itself.
Will David Attenborough now be banned from schools?
Attenborough says "our economic system has been based on the profit principle... In the short term that works, but then it ends with disaster... Economics could work on a rather different system." - A system refocused on the longer term, people and planet
Uh oh. David’s going to be banned from schools now.
"That doesn't mean to say that capitalism is dead and I'm not an economist and I don't know. But I believe the nations of the world, ordinary people worldwide, are beginning to realise that greed does not actually lead to joy"
‘Curb excess capitalism' to save nature, says David Attenborough. Time to choose our path 🦕
Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature
"Curb excessive capitalism to save nature." - Sir David Attenborough Link:
Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature - BBC News
Brilliant work David Attenborough. We need to curb excess capitalism to save nature. 🌎🌱 This is why we can't ban anti-capitalist materials in schools. Tackling the #ClimateCrisis challenges the obsession of perpetual 3% growth.
Most young people in Britain should expect to become much poorer as the green, anti-capitalist religion takes hold. Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature
Very excited our podcast, ‘What Planet Are We On?’ with ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ is finally out today! It looks at climate change and what we can do about it. And starts with Attenborough! #whatplanetpodcast
Took a while, but we got there in the end. No system that gives priority and exorbitant privilege to finance over all others interests can ever be sustainable... BBC News - Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature
BBC News - Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature #ethoslifestyle
Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature Sir David Attenborough says the excesses of western countries should "be curbed" to restore the natural world and we'll all be happier for it.
The planet as a "working eco-system in which everybody had a share" can imagine Thatcher saying that
Finally, the elephant in the room is addressed by name: Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature
“Greed does not lead to joy”. “We are going to have to live more economically than we do. We can do that and, I believe we will do it more happily, not less happily. The excesses the capitalist system has brought us, have got to be curbed somehow.”
'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature, says Sir via