Friday, December 12, 2008

President of Bolivia and Climate Change

Here is a letter written by Evo Morales Ayma (President of Bolivia) on climate change.

The title "Climate Change: Save the Planet from Capitalism" gives some suggestion as to what he thinks the problem is. This is not really a suprise (after all, he is the leader of a political party called the Movement towards Socialism). Anyway, here is what he had to say about Capitalism:

Competition and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system are destroying the planet. Under Capitalism we are not human beings but consumers. Under Capitalism Mother Earth does not exist, instead there are raw materials. Capitalism is the source of the asymmetries and imbalances in the world. It generates luxury, ostentation and waste for a few, while millions in the world die from hunger in the world. In the hands of capitalism everything becomes a commodity: the water, the soil, the human genome, the ancestral cultures, justice, ethics, death … and life itself. Everything, absolutely everything, can be bought and sold and under capitalism. And even “climate change” itself has become a business.

What do people think??

Comments most welcome !!

Please check out:

The Poznań Communiqué

Combating Climate Change and Boosting Growth Are Natural Allies

Nine Meals from Anarchy

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