Economic prosperity depends upon environmental protection

The second day of the New Year is a good time to take stock of the old year. We celebrate the New Year arriving, but do we ever celebrate the old year that has passed? There has not been much to celebrate in the old year, as far as the environment is concerned.  Nations have been too distracted by economic problems to concentrate on the long term, and they regard the protection of our planet as a long term issue, rather than as an issue that must be addressed now. Continue reading