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Episode 32: The ultrarich are killing the planet / The ultimate underground bunker
Society considers being filthy rich something to aspire to. However, scientists argue in a new analysis, the pursuit of affluence goes directly against the idea — and feasibility — of a sustainable system. Input news editor Cheyenne MacDonald wrote about this study and asked that rich people please stop killing the planet. She joins us to discuss. And later: These days, a lot of us have the end of the world on our minds. And have we found the perfect subterranean bunker for you. Designed by a Ukrainian architecture firm, it’s called "Underground House Plan B,” and it would make a stylish lair for a Bond villain. Unfortunately, it’s only a concept for now. Input news editor Craig Wilson joins us to talk about it.
Read the original Input stories here:
- Rich people, please stop killing the planet
- If we had billions this is the subterranean bunker we'd build, then regret
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