The ability of democracy

Quote by Al Gore

“It is now apparent that the climate crisis is posing an unprecedented threat not only to the future livability of the planet but also to our assumptions about the ability of democracy and capitalism to recognize this threat for what it is and respond with appropriate boldness, scope, and urgency.

Global warming has been described as the greatest market failure in history. It is also—so far—the biggest failure of democratic governance in history.”

From: Our Choice: Changing the way we think (Chapter 14), 2009. Read more >

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