When it comes to growth versus green, the short-term view always prevails | Larry Elliott

Ministers say they see no contradiction between expansion and the environment. Their decisions suggest otherwiseSea levels are rising and climate fires are burning. Unless the world acts urgently to combat the climate crisis, it will be too late to do anything other than shuffle around the deckchairs on the Titanic.So says the World Economic Forum, the body that organises the global elite’s annual shindig in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Each year the WEF asks experts what are likely to be the greatest threats over the next decade; this year, for the first time, the top five risks all related to the environment.The incentives to put off action for another day are strong. Governments in democracies have regular elections to fight Related: HS2 will destroy or damage hundreds of UK wildlife sites, says report Continue reading… … Read More

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