Most of the lavishly produced TED Talks skew left or are at least relentlessly trendy. But here’s one by South African journalist Ivo Vegter that is well worth its 17 minute length. Vergter has written a book called Extreme Environment: How Environmental Exaggeration Harms Emerging Economies. The obvious caveat here is that environmental exaggeration harms developed economies–like ours–too. Still, for all of the lefty talk about concern for the developing world, it’s nice to see them get the smackdown they deserve.
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