Green Dogma Behind Fall Of Sri Lanka , 10 juillet 2022
Article de Michael Shellenberger sur son blog “michaelshellenberger.substack.com” , le 10 juillet 2022.
“Organic farm advocates said they wanted what’s best for the 22 million people of the island nation off the coast of India. What went wrong? … Millions are struggling to purchase food, medicine and fuel. Energy shortages and inflation were major factors behind the crisis. Inflation in June in Sri Lanka was over 50%. Food prices rose by 80%. And a half-million people fell into poverty over the last year. … But the underlying reason for the fall of Sri Lanka is that its leaders fell under the spell of Western green elites peddling organic agriculture and “ESG,” which refers to investments made following supposedly higher Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria. Sri Lanka has a near-perfect ESG score (98) which is higher than Sweden (96) or the United States (51). …”