By Stephen Leahy


“Ecologically ignorant policies are largely responsible for the interlinked crises that are unraveling the planet’s life support system.”

Sounds like something I can agree with and further:

“On the other hand bad government policies allow 3,000 of the world’s biggest corporations to escape more than 2.2 trillion dollars in annual costs through their impacts on the natural environment, according to the U.N. Environment Programme.”

Plus and to the point: 

“If those companies had to account for those costs as they should, few would be profitable,” von Uexkull said.  WFC (World Future Council) Founder Jakob von Uexkull

It is not so much that many, many people are not aware of the problems, it is more that Multi-nationals put profit before care of Gaia and profit before concern for public welfare.  Most of us are powerless to effectively oppose their policies no matter how harmful they are to Gaia.  We are governed by an oligarchy:  “government by the few, especially despotic power exercised by a small and privileged group for corrupt or selfish purposes.”