To safeguard future generations, we must learn how to be better ancestors | Roman Krznaric

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Short-term thinking in politics and business is laying waste to the planet. But the fightback – led by young campaigners – is on

It’s hard to see history being made when you’re right in the middle of it – especially when life has our attention spans locked into minutes, days and weeks. But in the midst of a pandemic that understandably focuses our attention on the here and now, a new global movement is rising in the name of long-term thinking and intergenerational justice.

Their target is the tyranny of the now. The politicians who see only as far as the next election. The businesses fixated on their quarterly report. The nations bickering away in international negotiations while the planet burns and species disappear.

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