This is a thoroughly thought-provoking and challenging article which I, for one, found uncomfortable reading. We might think that we are “doing our bit” for the environment but that may not be nearly enough. Among the ideas suggested brings a new word to my vocabulary: “degrowth”. That flies in the face of one of the basic tenets of capitalism. Read on and think:
“We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis is known as the “ecological footprint” and shows that even the so-called “green” western European nations, with their more progressive approaches to renewable energy, energy efficiency and public transport, would require more than three planets…” To read on use the link below.