Those information based jobs that create 31 times less greenhouse gas emissions by weight but pay 5 times the remuneration are referred to in one of the links as good for the environment. Yet these are manufactured jobs in manufactured industries, such as service industries. The ‘need’ for their services is a manufactured need. They’re created for their own benefit.
One of the links given stated: “Careers in law, accounting and film production are both high-paying and good for the environment, but those jobs require a higher skill set, which most L.A. County residents don’t qualify for, according to the report.” The mathematical and technical ‘skill sets’ required by lawyers, accounts and film producers are hardly unique and can be acquired by most people as readily as learning cooking skills. Indeed, if those and other service sector jobs were the only jobs in any society, that would not be a functioning society. But it would be a group of consumers living off others.
The ugly outcome of class/hierarchical societies creates and nurtures the whole range of deep xenophobic perversions that also includes irrationality. The disregard for the environment, despite knowing the environmental reality. Such is the degree of obedience that hierarchies demand. Hope come from the historic fact that true reform originates from the bottom up, where the necessary ‘skill sets’ and the will have always existed.