"Nature sends us a message, it tests us on our determination," said Nicolas Hulot at the start of the crisis. A "sort of ultimatum" while in the context, "with the rampant globalization, evil spreads faster than good". These somewhat awkward and transcendent words - evoking Pachamama, this mother earth deity of South America - have not been unanimous outside the world of convinced ecologists.
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Another ex-Minister of the Environment, Yves Cochet, elicited the same dubious reaction after a recent interview in Le Monde. Observing the dramatic situation from his property in Brittany where he has already been living with his family for years, this collapsologist seems to wait almost with disconcerting gluttony for the verification of his theses on the collapse of our industrial society. " With my fellow collapsologists, we call each other and we say to ourselves: 'Say, it was even faster than we thought!' , he said. According to him,
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