It’s hard to pinpoint the time when markets bought the environment. Perhaps it happened through a manipulation of language and ideas during the ‘green bubble’ of the late 1980s and early 1990s. A public awareness of environmental issues within a burgeoning market-driven politics and a desire amongst environmentalists to become a professional class with an identity makeover fuelled a green movement eager to work with anyone to achieve common goals.

When the bubble burst, that space was flooded by climate-change anxiety; its landscape littered with confused and badly articulated notions around ...


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