Dana Barrett of Better World Books spoke with author Hervé Kempf (How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth) about the ecology versus economy question. Is capitalism fundamentally at odds with preserving the well-being of the Earth?
HK: We live in historical times because, since the beginning of the human species, that is 1 to 2 million years ago, the biosphere seemed to be infinite. And now we know, our generation, we know that . . . the biosphere is limited.