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Resist this anti-consumer, anti-progress model of environmentalism

The Editors of The Telegraph write that we should resist the anti-consumer, anti-progress model of environmentalism.

The C3 Take
  • The degrowth environmental movement that we are seeing in the UK and the United States is harmful to environmental and human prosperity.
  • True environmentalism aims to improve the health of the planet and the health of the people that inhabit it.
  • Delegates and leaders from around the world will soon be gathering to discuss how to best address climate change; they would do well to embrace a strategy that is rooted in economic freedom and private enterprise.

“Do we want to embrace new technology and private initiative to create a future that still offers consumer choice – in fact, expands it? Do we want a future where poor countries can become wealthy and rich countries can use even more energy (albeit of a zero-carbon variety), allowing greater consumption, more travel and generally greater progress and aspiration? Or are we going to allow a puritanical, anti-growth, anti-consumerist green movement to capture the state and impose its cultural revolution on the population by fiat?”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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