Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:48 pm
“There are plenty of ways in the modern life to encounter irony at its best including people socialising on websites while sitting at home on their own. The richest people on the planet are also the biggest consumers of antidepressants, but the biggest irony of all time concerns everyone’s future and well-being.”
I shall explain.
Paying for pensions by investing in companies that won’t protect a habitable planet to retire on.
One of the biggest legacies of the previous century, was, of course, the oil-based economy we all depend upon today and oil is so intertwined with our modern lives that it is also deeply entwined within our futures too.
I am talking about what may be one of the biggest ironies to befall modern man (and women). Many people don’t realise that their pension funds are reliant on us all burning more oil and gas, which in turn increases the likelihood of climate disaster in the near future.
Depending on how old you are when you read this article, the pension pot you spend most of your life contributing to is actually contributing to the likelihood of agricultural failure, flooding and water shortages within our own lifetimes. (more…)