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‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google

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Amy Larkin, author of the book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to see.

“For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that today’s challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations,” Google says in the video description. “Now in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, it’s becoming increasingly clear that yesterday’s carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions.”

“Amy Larkin has been at the forefront of the fight for the environment for years, and in Environmental Debt she argues that the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution and other forms of ‘environmental debt’ are wreaking havoc on the economy,” Google adds.

More recent At Google talks here.

‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google
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