Everyone is talking about Green Jobs and with good reason. Green Jobs has become synonymous with the jobs that will be created through measures to reduce our emissions of carbon pollution, change the way we live to cope with global warming (higher temperature, lower water availability or too much water) and to try to restore ecological balance in the world. But does that mean Green Jobs are only jobs in renewable energy, water management and environmental remediation. Rob Gell argues very definitely NO! Green Jobs he says are in fact everyday jobs that have a benefit for the environment. That will include jobs in public transport, in building and construction, in primary industries and manufacturing. Are boiler makers who build windmills or workers in a car plant making fuel efficient cars Green Jobs? Of course, Rob argues. This is not just a semantic argument. It goes to the heart of the current debate about measures to address global warming and the economic costs and benefits of these measures. It promises to be a lively discussion.
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