Originally Posted by Peregrinus
Yes, it is, but it can probably be done in a more planned and prepared fashion, and through measures that have more long-term sustainability.
Can we sustainably continue the previous level of industrial and societal output and reverse the environmental situation though?
I would have thought it's like obesity: we can't continue with the level of over-consumption and hope for a magical cure that'll reverse centuries of abuse... without the inconvenience of actually having to change our ways or drastically reduce the amount we consume.
I live in a town that the council wants to throw another 1,000 affordable/social housing units into. I suggested to a green councillor: could you request that a grant of planning permission be conditional on all units being passive homes... "well that's our party policy going forward, but the council wouldn't pay... so no point in asking".
If the state won't take the lead what chance have we of de-carbonising if we rely on complicated temporary grant schemes for the wealthy?
Have we de-motivated green party candidates, to the point of stepping back from their principles, because they know they won't get elected if their policies are a threat to the euro in our pocket? [Keep lecturing me about what to eat and I'll stop inviting you round to dinner?]