Green, Inc: A Guide to Business and the EnvironmentBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7012.1102 (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1102
- Mick Braddick
Frances Cairncross Earthscan, pounds sterling10.95, pp 277 ISBN 1 85383 250 2
Attitudes towards the environment range from a deep green philosophy, which regards nature as sacred, to an imperial philosophy in which the earth's resources are there for humans to use and exploit, and unused land is wasted land.
Frances Cairncross, a former environmental editor for the Economist magazine, clearly leans towards the imperial camp, believing that continued economic growth is both desirable and inevitable, and that technical fixes will avert the global environmental crisis. …