Continuing with our series of films on the ecological crisis, this film reinforces the statement that there are no renewable energy sources that can hope to support our distorted economies. These are more or less delusions of the have-our-cake-and-eat-it kind.
The truth is much more stark, at least for some: we have to start consuming less, not more, and make sure the wealth of the world is distributed more equitably. As long as we think we can get our way out of crisis with technological fixes we are sustaining the problem, not ending it.
This short film is divided into a number of chapters on Growth, Green Growth, Degrowth, Ecological Debt and System Change, and pretty much covers the problem, proposed solutions, and where we go from here. There are of course no easy answers or quick fixes, but hurtling towards the cliff edge hoping we will never go over it isn’t one either.
The main problem I see is the entrenched political and corporate class will not allow the changes that are necessary, and they will be the last to go down. The poor and vulnerable will be the first. We see that already with the incredible corporate bailout, and throwing workers back to work during the Covid pandemic.
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