May 25, 2023
Everything is for Sale: Even the Environmental Movement
Lisa Kaas Boyle, Environmental Attorney
The TV series Succession showcases in Shakespearian terms the darkest side of capitalism, the fact that everything is for sale, and there is no loyalty beyond the reach of the almighty dollar. This award winning show examines how greed destroys a family and how media corrupts our politics as it chases profit, endangering the future of humanity.
The Environment has been for sale since we started deforesting and drilling for fossil fuel, but the fever pitch at which the movement to protect our diminishing resources from destruction is being co-opted and corrupted by greed is a story as ugly as the family drama in Succession.
Who will speak for the trees, the air, the ocean? If you look at the climate summits and plastic pollution intervention, the megaphone belongs to fossil fuel industry and its offshoot, the plastic producers.
In January, the UAE confirmed that Sultan Al Jaber had been appointed as the president of COP28. Jaber is the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the biggest oil producer in the country and the 12th biggest in the world.
By Rosie Frost