‘Greed culture’ killing planet

May 31, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Dierk von Behrens for this article.

The average American consumes more than his or her weight in products each day, fuelling a global culture of excess that is emerging as the biggest threat to the planet, according to a new report.

In its annual report, Worldwatch Institute says the cult of consumption and greed could wipe out any gains from government action on climate change or a shift to a clean energy economy.

”Until we recognise that our environmental problems, from climate change to deforestation to species loss, are driven by unsustainable habits, we will not be able to solve the ecological crises that threaten to wash over civilisation,” Worldwatch project director Erik Assadourian said.

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