Nature is our partner and basis for future survival, not a free good, external or sink. According to environmental economist Hans Christoph Binswanger, the three crises - mass unemployment, environmental destruction and trade balance - can only be solved by abandoning the model of quantitative growth and embarking on qualitative growth. A job in education costs 1/10 what a joy in a capital intensive industry like chemical dyes costs.
The Slow Death of "Leninism" -
In a recent development, current members constituted as the Renewal Faction have joined the chorus of critics as well, something that will obviously irk a leadership accustomed to fawning approval from the ranks.
Nature is our partner and the basis of future survival, not an external, free good or sink. Building pipelines means abandoning a decent infrastructure. European trains do not derail all the time. They have invested in the infrastructure and a long horizon.