Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: October 30

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): George Monbiot

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Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up.

There is a myth about human beings that withstands all evidence. It’s that we always put our survival first. This is true of other species. When confronted by an impending threat, such as winter, they invest great resources into avoiding or withstanding it: migrating or hibernating, for example. Humans are a different matter.

When faced with an impending or chronic threat, such as climate or ecological breakdown, we seem to go out of our way to compromise our survival.

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