Episode 68. BEST IN CLIMATE: It Will Get Darker Before the Dawn, by Paul Gilding
“COVID 19 is not a ‘black swan’ – a singular, unexpected event. It is the first in a series of what NYT’s Tom Friedman referred to as a ‘herd of stampeding black elephants’ – multiple, predictable and economically catastrophic events. Events that everyone knows are coming but our political and business leaders have consciously chosen not to deal with.”
In this Best in Climate episode, Christine reads a recent post from Paul Gilding, first posted on PaulGilding.com. He reminds us that choices – whether around preparing for a predicted global pandemic or the prediction of climate change and ecosystem collapse – always have consequences.
Paul Gilding has spent over 40 years trying to change the world, doing everything he can think off. He’s served in the Australian military, chased nuclear armed aircraft carriers in small inflatable boats, plugged up industrial waste discharge pipes, been global CEO of Greenpeace, taught at Cambridge University, owned and run two ground-breaking sustainability focused companies and been a close confidant and advisor to the CEOs of some the world’s largest companies.