Bringing this conversation back up to the top for those of you who didn't yet have the chance to comment or read the comments of others. It's worth wading in...
None of the politicians seem to want to discuss the fact that consumption is at the root of our environmental problems. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the reasons for that.
Doesn't reducing consumption make perfect sense? Why is it the elephant in the living room? Are people too selfish to consume less? How do we move towards a less consumptive society? How much would it help with the climate crisis?
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