The argument to abolish carbon

“Under slavery, white people benefitted economically and socially by harming people of African descent. Under the fossil economy, people alive today benefit economically and socially by harming, and perhaps even extinguishing, future generations. Pre-1970s we had an excuse, we didn’t know; and perhaps even as late as the 1990s some could argue that we didn’t know for sure. But now we do know. Carbon emissions are a moral wrong, they are destroying life on Earth, and must be abolished.”

Read the full piece, “I am a carbon abolitionist” by ERIC BEINHOCKER, a professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, also at Oxford.

Winona Bateman