For a long time the Green Crowd has been telling us we could have our ecological cake and eat it too.
We could have both strong economic growth and a green, planet-friendly environment.
All we needed to do was turn off unnecessary lights, buy a few green-friendly products and force our kids to watch Al Gore documentaries.
But suddenly some Greenites are straying from the script. Suddenly economic growth is part of the problem.
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, for instance, admitted recently that to fight global warming, "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."
And now, David Suzuki, Canada's patron saint of ecology, has also come out against economic growth, telling a McGill audience, “We live within the biosphere. It can’t grow, it’s fixed!”
So all this leads me to wonder where Liberal leader Stephane Dion stands on the question of economic growth?
Is he for growing the economy or for fighting climate change? According to Clinton and Suzuki you can't do both.