The UK\’s liabilities make the transition to a steady state economy, let alone a managed contraction, much harder to achieve.
Or at least, George Monbiot\’s real green point.
We need a contraction of the UK economy. It\’s necessary for us and our children to become progressively poorers.
No wonder no one really wants to do this, no one will take the actions that George urges upon us.
It also appears that George hasn\’t in fact read the IPCC reports themselves. For they assume (yes, assume) that this century the global economy will grow between 5 and 10 times. And yes, within that assumption, it\’s still possible to beat climate change. It depends upon how we grow the economy, not whether.