Liquidation inevitable unless earth can balance the books
The earth faces bankruptcy because people are consuming the
resources of three-and-a-half planets.
Like a business that earned £50 a month and spent £175, it would
go bust, claimed Jae Mather at a meeting of Kent Construction Focus
The director of sustainability at the Carbon Free Group, based
in St Margaret’s Bay, near Dover, used business to illustrate the
truth about climate change and resource depletion.
The UK was only 55% self-sufficient in food and there were
worldwide shortages as population growth and natural disasters
“The human race has never been more exposed than it is right
now,” he said at The Village Hotel, Maidstone. “We’re completely at
the mercy of random changes.”
Banks were holding on to money, putting the economy at risk of
greater collapse than ever. “We’re perpetuating the systems that
are failing,” he said.
“We’re pushed into making more money. Our financial system is
designed to destroy the world, not to help it. You make great money
if you rape and pillage. You make mediocre money if you don’t and
therefore the brightest, the smartest and most powerful rape and
The scientist said: “We are living as if there are three and a
half planets. We’re using as many resources as though we are three
and a half. If you had £50 and every month spent £175, you’re going
to go bankrupt.”
“Sustainable business is just common sense. This is about
decreasing inefficiencies, about making your business lean, not
wasting resources, making sure your brand isn’t at risk. This is
about quality versus quantity. The biggest risk is not taking
“I find it really appalling that this country is falling victim
to the introverted, risk-averse, I’m-scared-of-making-mistakes
culture. Sustainability is about having wisdom built into the way
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