Chapter 17: The luxury of nature: the environmental consequences of super-rich lives
‘The thing is,’ Walter said, ‘the land is disappearing so fast it’s hopeless to wait for governments to do conservation. The problem with governments is that they’re elected by majorities that don’t give a shit about biodiversity. Whereas billionaires do tend to care. They’ve got a stake in keeping the planet not entirely fucked, because they and their heirs are going to be the ones with enough money to enjoy the planet’. (Franzen, 2010, p. 225)
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