Heather Rogers on fixing “Green Gone Wrong”

June 30, 2010


How can human production be transformed and harnessed to save the planet? Can the market economy really help solve the environmental crisis?

Author Heather Rogers argues in a new book that current efforts to green the planet need to be reconsidered.

The growth-based economy can’t help but add to the problems the planet faces, Rogers writes in “Green Gone Wrong” published by Verso.

“I think we can have an economy that supports environmental health, but we have to differentiate between growth and development.”

“It’s not about feeling guilty, it’s not about sacrifice and suffering, it’s about understanding how we can have a healthy economy, good standards of living and wellbeing — within that is protecting the environment.”

Rogers, who will speak the Institute of Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, set out her argument for Reuters after a talk in London at the New Economics Foundation.

Picture Credit: A bumble bee prepares to land on a plant in Boroughbridge, northern England May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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Heather, you have learned more than Greenspan, Bernanke, Geitner, Summers and the rest of the Harvard crew combined. I look forward to reading your book so I may learn.

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