Scientists Say Consumerism Killing the Planet

The New Scientist has an editorial this week arguing that consumerism is “eating the future.” Author Andy Coghlan sees the modern environmental crisis as the result of a Darwinian struggle: “Not only are [humans] simply doing what all creatures do: we’re doing it better.”

By “it,” he means raping the earth by consuming everything in our path.

This is nothing we haven’t heard before. But it always warms my heart to see advertising linked to planetary destruction — by science!

Consumerism is ‘eating the future’ [New Scientist] (Thanks to Rodrigo Flores!)
(Photo: calonda)