Is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet?

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: August 25

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Kate Aronoff

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Our climate is in crisis, but authoritarians and technocrats don’t have the answers.

What the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report confirmed this month is that the stable climate many of us grew up with is gone and has been replaced by a fundamentally unstable one. Sea levels will almost certainly rise and storms will get more intense. Amid a drumbeat of depressing news and decades of inaction, there’s a sort of folk wisdom emerging that liberal democracy might just be too slow to tackle a problem as urgent and massive as the climate crisis. 

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