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Scientists should say what they honestly believe instead of being so damn conservative – Jeremy Grantham

Eco’ri features a piece about our funder Jeremy Grantham, including his opinions about climate change scientists and capitalism.

The Grantham Foundation

The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment was established in 1997 by Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham. Along with The University of Sheffield, it funds our work at the Grantham Centre.

Jeremy Grantham is a self-proclaimed capitalist
Hannelore and Jeremy Grantham, visiting the University of Sheffield in December last year.

The article in Eco’ri covered Grantham’s talk Race of Our Lives: Trying to Live Successfully with Climate Change.

“Scientists should say what they honestly believe instead of being so damn conservative.” said Jeremy Grantham during this talk, which Eco’ri described it as ‘one of the best presentations about climate change’ their reporter had heard.

Jeremy Grantham on capitalism

Eco’ri describe Jeremy Grantham as a ‘legendary investor’ and ‘self-proclaimed capitalist’. However, Grantham also blames capitalism for many of the climate-related challenges now facing the world.

“Capitalism is mythically good at everything, but there are a handful of things it doesn’t do well,” said Grantham. “Capitalism will pollute at will. It will always take the cheap route unless mandated not to. To a capitalist, grandchildren have no value.”

More from Jeremy Grantham

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We’re in a race for life, says Jeremy Grantham. Jeremy Grantham tells University of Sheffield graduates in the USA that we’re in a ‘race for life’.

Jeremy Grantham to invest $1 billion in climate action. Our funder, Jeremy Grantham, gives $1 billion to address the effects of climate change.