Robert McLean's Podcast

Geraldine Doogue prompts thoughts about climate change and the need for a war footing

December 01, 2018 Season 1 Episode 57
Robert McLean's Podcast
Geraldine Doogue prompts thoughts about climate change and the need for a war footing
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Geraldine Doogue prompts thoughts about climate change and the need for a war footing
Dec 01, 2018 Season 1 Episode 57
Robert McLean
Considering climate change and combatting it
Show Notes

A discussion by Geraldine Doogue and John Edwards on Radio National about the acts of former Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin, caused thoughts about combating climate change by approaching the looming apocalyptic difficulty by society, on a world-wide basis, adopting a war-like footing. 
It's an approach some like, and others dislike, with those supportive of such a position arguing that humanity's survival rests entirely with it taking such proactive position, while many are uncomfortable with the use of militaristic terms.
 Most of those concerned about the advance of climate change and our apparent inability to slow or stop it, lay the responsibility squarely at the feet of prevailing neo-liberal economy that puts no value on nature, considering it an externality.



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