MANILA, Philippines – The need to act on climate change has never been more urgent. The world is using up more than 100 billion tons of natural resources per year for the first time ever. One million species of plants and animals are now threatened with extinction. 2019 was also one of the hottest years on record and ended the hottest decade in history.
Technically, it's everyone's fault. But should we go deeper and lay the blame on the economic system we've adopted?
In the latest episode of I've Got An Opinion, Rappler's podcast on ordinary people with extraordinary beliefs, we talk to 25-year-old Allen Lemence, who believes it's capitalism that's killing the earth.
Should we destroy capitalism before it supposedly destroys us? And is this even possible? Let's find out. – Rappler.com