Can Trump’s Election Open The Door To A Sustainable And Desirable Future?


Sustainable Future

Huffington Post
L. Hunter Lovins
February 2017
This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition’s series of blogs on natural capital by Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions, Professor of Sustainable Management, Bard MBA and Time Magazine Millennium “Hero of the Planet”.

With Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Maja Goepel, Dirk Philipsen and Stewart Wallis
Donald Trump’s narrow victory in November has shocked many around the world. Made possible only by an antiquated electoral system, his claim to the most powerful position in world politics seemed previously inconceivable. Controversial decisions on immigration, climate change and energy policy represent a massive regression to parochial governance: the America he wants to make ‘great’ again is one of vintage 1950s white, male privilege, and unhinged corporate control over the future. Claiming to drain the swamp of Washington, he is turning the whole country into a morass.


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