02 Dec '11, 4am

First there were signs of "peak travel," now in UK signs of "peak stuff" Fred Pearce in @YaleE360

Thanks for this - really thought provoking stuff! Posted by Jim Jepps on 28 Nov 2011 Great article! Now, if we could just figure out how to control the population along with our need for stuff, we might just have a fighting chance. Posted by John Dyer on 29 Nov 2011 From John Dyer "Great article! Now, if we could just figure out how to control the population along with our need for stuff, we might just have a fighting chance." Population increase is, like so much that is unsustainable, based on the use of fossil fuels. The Industrial Revolution, and the advent of coal fuel, saw a precipitous rise in population. As we have used more fossil fuels, population has increased commensurately. So, population has risen threefold since 1950. To decrease population, we must decrease our use of fossil fuels and the way of life, and values, that it entails. Another sad case is the indu...

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