Can civilisation prolong its life until the end of this century? “It depends on what we are prepared to do.”
He fears it will be a long time before we take proportionate action to stop climatic calamity.
“Standing in the way is capitalism. Can you imagine the global airline industry being dismantled when hundreds of new runways are being built right now all over the world? It’s almost as if we’re deliberately attempting to defy nature. We’re doing the reverse of what we should be doing, with everybody’s silent acquiescence, and nobody’s batting an eyelid.”