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Kool on stock market numbers and CO2
Prof. Richard Kool with the School of Environment and Sustainability spoke to CBC’s On the Island host Gregor Craigie about the benefits of media giving a daily report on the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere alongside stock market numbers.
Here is an excerpt from the CBC News article:
"When the market is up, environment is down," said Kool in an interview with Gregor Craigie, host of CBC's On The Island.
He said if people are reminded daily that CO2 rises when stocks rise, investors might back away from industries "whose sole purpose is moving that CO2 level up in the atmosphere" and put their money elsewhere.
"Those who are concerned about the performance of society and the future performance of the economy need to be reminded," said Kool, adding he thinks the media has an obligation to inform the public about the correlation between pollution and profit.