Patriotism could be the unlikely answer to solving the climate crisis | Anatol Lieven

Patriotism could be the unlikely answer to solving the climate crisis | Anatol Lieven Last week’s budget was a missed opportunity: we need to mobilise our attachment to countryWhen it comes to fighting climate change and its effects, both greens and conservatives pay far too much attention to localism, voluntarism, and corporate responsibility. All are valuable; none are adequate. If, as many environmentalists say, the struggle against global heating requires a sense of wartime emergency, then fighting it while chiefly relying on these assets is as if Britain fought the Second World War relying on the Home Guard.Last week’s budget contained some useful steps to limit carbon emissions; but they are far too small,… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/14/the-climate-crisis-will-not-be-solved-until-we-believe-it-is-in-our-best-interests