Why Can't Capitalism Go Green?

Dickinson, Pete
http://www.countercurrents.org/dickinson151215.htm

Publisher:  Countercurrents.org
Date Written:  15/12/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18509

It is more than a quarter of a century since the ruling classes of the world began serious discussions on global warming, in preparation for the 1992 UN-sponsored ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio. Yet no meaningful steps have been taken to tackle the problem, even though the majority of the capitalist establishment has come to understand that something needs to be done. The Paris summit looks very unlikely to break from this pattern. So how can the lack of action be explained?