G20 Did Not Address Environment

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By Ben Cohen

George Monbiot sums up the ethos of the G20:

"We, the Leaders of the Group of Twenty, will use every cent we


don't possess to rescue corporate capitalism from its contradictions


and set the world economy back onto the path of unsustainable growth.


We have already spent trillions of dollars of your money on bailing out


the banks, so that they can be returned to their proper functions of


fleecing the poor and wrecking the Earth's living systems. Now we're


going to spend another $1.1 trillion. As an exemplary punishment for


their long record of promoting crises, we will give the IMF and the


World Bank even more of your money. These actions constitute the


greatest mobilisation of resources to support global financial flows in


modern times.

Oh - and we nearly forgot. We must do something
about the environment. We don't have any definite plans as yet, but
we'll think of something in due course."