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  •  Money is only paper. But climate is the world. (2+ / 0-)
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    orlbucfan, cai
    •  Yes -- GDP doesn't value natural resources (2+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, cai

      So a country that mows down its forests is counted at undergoing "growth".  Except that they've now destroyed a portion of their basis for future growth, not to mention in some cases (like Ethiopia) disrupting their own hydrologic cycle and encouraging more drought, erosion, etc.

      This is why we need to push new models of economic growth and development that value natural capital along with financial and industrial capital.

      Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two make four.  If that is granted, all else follows. -- George Orwell, 1984. Now on Twitter.

      by kindler on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 11:58:19 AM PDT

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