We need a radical change driven by the need to prevent this catastrophe, to both politics and economics. An economic system which depends which depends on the perpetual growth on a finite planet is destined to deliver disasters. We need a new economy built around the commons, built around community ownership of local resources, enabling ownership of those resources, which are not expected to deliver more, and more, and more money but is expected to deliver continued and steady prosperity to the people in those communities and the people of this planet. The system we have at the moment which is about the accumulation of capital, the continuation of growth on a planet that does not itself grow, that system is destined to push us over the cliff.
George Monbiot today on DemocracyNow! August 31/17