“Aspirations for environmental protection”

It is odd, is it not, that something as important and essential as environmental protection should be called “an aspiration” but this is what I heard it called by a leading industrialist. I suppose that we focus on what is important to us; if we are industrialists or earning our living with motor cars or love driving fast then environmental protection is relegated to “an aspiration” – something devoutly to be wished but not attained at the expense of what is important to us. Continue reading