‘By separating nature from economics, we have walked blindly into tragedy’
Here’s a penetrating little article from Jeffrey Sachs - author of 'Common Wealth - Economics for a Crowded Planet’, and recently, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development’. (Note his apt finishing quotation from E. O.Wilson) - “Economic policy must be combined with climate and technology if we are to stand any chance of saving ourselves, argues the prominent American economist”
TOP PIN, Must watch! Charlie Rose interviews Jeffrey Sachs, Senior UN advisor & Dir./Earth Institute. - on #Climate Change, sustainable development, floods, droughts, income inequity, global conflict, extreme weather, arctic melt, economics, capitalism, climate deniers, politics, renewables, and more. Perhaps the best interview ever on Climate Change Challenges. charlierose.com (NOTE; see Min.5:15, on, re. climate discussion)
Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University's Earth Institute is teaching a free, global, online course on Sustainable Development. "Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. The fundamental question is how the world economy can continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable...The course describes the complex interactions between the world economy and the Earth's physical environment."