In my first post, I said that the climate crisis will make the current financial turmoil look like a walk in the park. Several people thought that the line was too strong for a blurb advertising a session at a conference such as ICSE. They’re probably right, but only because it might serve to distract from the discussions around research ideas that I want to have.

But I stand by the observation that the whole unsustainability of industrialized capitalist economies is a much bigger problem than the credit crunch, and will lead to a much bigger crash when it all falls apart. As usual, Joe Romm can put it much better than I can: Is the global economy a Ponzi scheme, are we all Bernie Madoffs, and what comes next?

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