Charles Hernick discussed the Green New Deal on BBC’s The Real Story with host Ritula Shah, Professor Ashley Dawson from CUNY and Ann Pettifor from the New Economics Foundation in London.
This week was another bad one for the environment, with a major scientific review predicting a mass extinction of insects within a century if current trends continue. Meanwhile, the news on climate change gets more alarming by the day. But when we talk about causes and solutions, do we often miss the big picture? Is the capitalist system underpinning the globalised economy the main culprit in both crises? If so, can those catastrophes only be avoided if capitalism is tamed, or radically reformed? Is the so-called Green New Deal the answer? Or is capitalism the only system that can produce the innovation we now desperately need?
This week on The Real Story with Ritula Shah we ask: Is capitalism killing our planet, or is it our only hope?