'Anyone who says government can’t do this, or can’t do that, I say a pox on you' … environmental philanthropist Jeremy Grantham. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

Jeremy Grantham, ‘We’re trying to buy time for the world to wake up’

On 3 May 2013, in Featured, News, by Andrew Bennett

One icy morning in February, a train pulled into Washington DC. It was loaded with environmentalists planning to handcuff themselves to the gates of the White House, in protest at the building of a 3,500km oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Amid the hundreds of placard-carrying protesters stood a somewhat incongruous figure […]