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October 22nd, 2008:

Costly Delays

SCMP | Updated on Oct 22, 2008

How sad, perverse, yet fitting that the only way we could tackle the problems on the environment was this global meltdown.

The economy is slowing and so are demand and consumption. Do we need a depression to prevent pollution and destruction of our natural habitat?

When the economy picks up again, will we learn that making money doesn’t compensate for polluted air, water and global warming?

When will we learn that we cannot continue to procrastinate on fixing the problems of the environment? Governments and individuals have made a concerted effort and spent trillions of dollars trying to fix the economy but so little to help the Earth.

Harriet Wen Tung, The Peak