This cartoon is a follow-up response to Halina’s great post, and it seems as though heavily marketing it (and others) to the U.S. mainstream in the guise of a one or two word “brand” could go a long way in addressing her cogent concerns.
Most of my friends are concerned about climate change and support the idea of appropriate government interventions. That is probably true for many SCORAI listserv subscribers. But how often do we engage with these friends in conversations about sustainable consumption? In my case: rarely. I do not do it because I do not want to Read more about Halina Brown: Sustainable Consumption Up Close and Personal[…]
Since last summer I have been writing about the relentless upward creep of household consumption (and carbon footprint) with growing household income. The question that preoccupies me is this: can income and private consumption be decoupled? In my view this is one of the most important challenges for the SCORAI community: the researchers, activists and Read more about Halina Brown: The relentless household carbon footprint creep: US and China[…]
by Chris Clugston and shared by William Rees on the SCORAI mailing list. …because we Homo sapiens have become “exemptional”! The vast majority of industrialized humanity presumes without thought or question that our industrial lifestyle paradigm – the way of life that we in the industrialized world consider “normal” – will persist indefinitely. While seldom Read more about Nature’s Laws No Longer Apply…[…]