Well, we’re really getting close now. The UN report into the situation of our climate and the species living within it has been released. It’s really time to get real and change/mitigate any destructive, overly consumerist and/or careless life style behaviours we have.
To cherry pick some big ones…:
We are the consumers. We’ve unwittingly allowed ourselves to be shifted “from a needs to a desires culture”, as leading Wall Street banker Paul Mazer of Lehman Brothers is quoted in the 2002 documentary The Century of the Self by Adam Curtis. We’re manipulated into craving the newest iPhone or pair of shoes when the ones we have are perfectly functional. And even when it comes to true need, like food to survive, some people find it near impossible to not eat meat at least once every single day.
All pretty disappointing behaviour from what is supposed to be the superior species. We need to pick up the game. Or we will suffer… Big time.