Back in 1987 the UN Brundtland commission – headed by Norway’s former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundland – released the report “Our Common Future”. To me as a young man it revealed a series of connections within the climate system, the ecological system and the political system – it also contained some views on the economic system, but in the late eighties I had just finished a Bachelor at Copenhagen Business School so that part I presumed to have at least more than a basic knowledge about.
I did certainly not consider the report as fake news or fake science. On the contrary I was worried about the sceneries outlined in the report backed by the scientific work. I met with politicians in Denmark, some sharing the concerns of the report and me and some not.