Via Scoop.it – The Great Transition
George Monbiot: Beyond the headlines from the UN population report lies a clear message: consumption is still a far bigger threat to the planet…
“Population is the issue you blame if you can’t admit to your own impacts: it’s not us consuming, it’s those brown people reproducing. It seems to be a reliable rule of environmental politics that the richer you are, the more likely you are to place population growth close to the top of the list of crimes against the planet.”
Why is this debate always so morally tainted that the two camps cannot admit that maybe we will have to do both? We just need to find smart and courageous ways of dealing with this but I fear it will not work without some kind of choice restriction.