Monday, November 30, 2015

So-called "sustainable development" is export of pollution covered by an accounting trick

George Monbiot Guardian: "Here’s how the false accounting works. It takes the raw materials we extract in our own countries, adds them to our imports of stuff from other countries, then subtracts our exports, to end up with something called “domestic material consumption”. But by measuring only the products shifted from one nation to another, rather than the raw materials needed to create those products, it greatly underestimates the total use of resources by the rich nations."

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