Saturday, May 25, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

“In the past, human progress had to come at the cost of the environment. If we wanted energy, we had to burn wood or we had to burn fossil fuels. If we wanted to grow more food, we had to expand farmland, often at the cost of forests. But technology and innovation means we’re very quickly decoupling these impacts, such that this conflict is no longer true.”

american-unversity
In the past, human progress had to come at the cost of the environment. If we wanted energy, we had to burn wood or we had to burn fossil fuels. If we wanted to grow more food, we had to expand farmland, often at the cost of forests. But technology and innovation means we're very quickly decoupling these impacts, such that this conflict is no longer true.
— Hannah Ritchie
April 2023