Green policies designed to counter global warming could impose ‘enormous costs’ on working and middle-class communities in cities such as London, forcing them into a future of restricted job opportunities, cramped housing and fuel poverty, a report has claimed.
The article shows how important it is to have a balanced assessment of any situation, and respond with informed action. In our quest to ‘do good’ we must be careful not to become ‘do-gooders’.
I knew my geography degree would be good for something. It taught me that sustainability is very much to do with the delicate balance of economic, social and environmental development. Science with art, people with the planet, ying with yang. Too much of any one thing is bad for us as individuals. So too for society and the planet.