– “Time is running out” – Sir David Attenborough “ Continuation of civilisation is in your hands,” Attenborough warns world leaders – Mass extinction is “on the horizon” – Failure to ‘join the dots’ between environmental risks and significant economic challenges ( Editors note: The world faces some very serious ecological challenges due to the pollution, destruction and over consumption of our natural resources. What we find quite bizarre is the complete cognitive dissonance between the increasingly alarming warnings of absolute environmental Armageddon and the complete complacency of investors and market participants. There is a complete failure to ‘join the dots’ between environmental challenges of today and how they may impact our economies and global markets. The notion that our global economy and financial markets including frothy risk assets such as stock and bond markets would not be impacted by “civilisation collapse” is irrational and complacent in the extreme. […]