"You know, you look at climate change, that is people who are saying, 'we'd rather make money than save the world.' That is an amazing statement, and it's happening today. And there are politicians supporting that."
Climate activist and writer Bill McKibben's new book is an excellent account of how urgent the climate crisis in front of us is. But it stumbles in trying to prescribe green capitalist solutions to a problem that requires systematic change.
Higher temperatures across the globe could expose almost a billion more people to risks for diseases like Zika and Ebola by 2080 and that may be a boon for some drugmakers, Morgan Stanley tells investors.
The WWF report is right to highlight "exploding human consumption", not population growth, as the main cause of mass extinction. But it stops short of pointing out that capitalism is what compels such reckless consumption.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is forming an advisory committee for Bears Ears National Monument, sparking criticism from Native American tribes and conservation groups that have sued to overturn President Trump's decision last year to dramatically reduce the size of the Utah site.