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LETTER: Uncontrolled growth to blame for climate change

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Climate change is just a symptom of two greater problems: population growth and a bad economic model. Somewhere around 1927, the global population reached two billion, and today, less than a century later, it’s above 7.7 billion. This means more cars, trucks, planes, ships, heating and air conditioning, plus communications consuming more and more energy globally (mostly fossil fuels).

Our economic model is based on growth, which means more energy consumption. Modern economics is destined for failure, as the planet cannot support uncontrolled growth. It is time our politicians started looking at a sustainable economic model and scrapped the model that’s led us into this mess.

Ken Bell, Halifax

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