Covid-19 is nature's wake-up call to complacent civilisation

Summary by Liz Couture, Drawdown Richmond Hill

Expert “transition thinker” George Monbiot from UK reiterates what he has been saying about climate change and the future, and the heading of this one says it all - it’s a wake-up call.

"We have been living in a bubble, a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to believe we have transcended the material world. The wealth we’ve accumulated – often at the expense of others – has shielded us from reality. Living behind screens, passing between capsules – our houses, cars, offices and shopping malls – we persuaded ourselves that contingency had retreated, that we had reached the point all civilisations seek: insulation from natural hazards.."

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