Just in case anyone was, you know, wondering.
What makes politics so fascinating today is its bipolarity. We can\’t help but live simultaneously in two worlds: one based on abundant fossil fuels, the pursuit of economic growth at almost all costs, rampant consumerism and grotesque inequality; and one based on elegant, very low-carbon, hyper-efficient lifestyles, in a fairer, less frenetic, genuinely sustainable world.
Sir Jonathan isn\’t arguing that we simply need to reduce carbon outputs so as to reduce or eliminate climate change. Oh no, he\’s using climate change as a crowbar with which to force us all to live the way he thinks we ought to rather than the way we wish to.
Just in case you were wondering….