“Economic growth, democracy, and CO2 have always been intertwined. Growth and democracy barely existed until coal fuelled the industrial revolution. Can democracy survive without carbon? We are not going to find out. No electorate will vote to decimate its own lifestyle. We can’t blame bad politicians or corporates. It us: we will always choose growth over climate.”
- Simon Kuper, “The Myth of Green Growth”, Financial Times, October 26/27, 2019.