Chris Hedges: Radically Reconfiguring Our Relationship With the Planet

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 22, 2017

Dr. James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, discusses the urgent need to radically change our relationship with the planet. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the accelerating pace of climate change.

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2 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Radically Reconfiguring Our Relationship With the Planet

  1. I think that Hanson is fooled by market rhetoric. “Let the markets help us to reduce carbon,” he says; “make the price of carbon honest.” But this means working within the context of the market — i.e., hoping to somehow have reasonable policies while still working within a market-based economy. But markets increase inequality, create plutocracy, and thus create corruption and externalities. Hanson seeks a kinder, gentler capitalism, but that is not possible. The common delusion, of the possibility of a kinder, gentler capitalism, a return to “the good old days,” is based on the biased way that history and the corporate news are presented. Actually there never were any “good old days.”

    And I was surprised that the worst calamity Hanson wanted to talk about was the loss of our coastal cities — i.e., turning half the human population into refugees by the year 2100. I’m surprised that he didn’t want to talk about the loss of all our crops by the year 2030.

    The new prime minister of New Zealand has said that capitalism is a failure. At last! an honest public figure!

    • I agree with you, Lefty.

      I also don’t agree with Hansen’s suggestion of a new third party as if working in the current system is really going to change anything.

      Hooray for New Zealand!

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