Endless pursuit of economic growth is destroying our planet | Letters

Caroline Lucas MP on how an obsession with GDP is driving the climate crisis, and Oliver B Steward on why it’s time for a green new deal

There is a fundamental flaw in Boris Johnson’s approach to tackling climate change, and that’s the G-word – growth (UK to toughen targets on greenhouse gas emissions for next 15 years, 19 April).

On Tuesday, he spoke about “laying the foundations for decades of economic growth”. In his speech to President Biden’s climate summit, when he wasn’t talking about “cake, have, eat” (how did the interpreters cope with that?), he was saying tackling climate change would be about jobs and growth.

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