A 1972 report warned that unchecked consumption could crater the world economy by 2100. Fifty years and much debate later, can humanity innovate quickly enough to avoid that fate?
The number of people who die from climate change each year is roughly the same as the number of people who die from tobacco use.
Meat has been a marker of class and gender divides, sparked scientific revolutions and has been at the centre of wars.
Learning about sustainable development and consumption should not be limited to particular disciplines like those in the sciences and technologies.
A big part of coming to terms with consumption and climate change involves acknowledging the inordinate consumption and climate impact of the wealthy.
Have you ever bought an item and then just not gotten around to using it because the time never felt right? New studies suggest an explanation for what researchers call nonconsumption.
The pandemic has people spending more time online for school, socializing and work. To maintain a healthy relationship with social media, people should manage their online time and activities.
The English economist’s views on “animal spirits” are vital to understanding his work.
Demand would shift from luxuries to necessities.
You might be surprised to find yourself in the company of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the world’s richest 1%. This has big implications for planetary survival.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
According to new research, the demand for products with cultural connotations can result from an appreciation of the culture in question, a desire for discovery… and its simple omnipresence.
‘Nostalgic consumption’ has been on the rise throughout lockdown bringing us the comfort and certainty of better times. But can we use it to build a more sustainable future?
It is easy for people in the industrialised world to blame population growth elsewhere for environmental damage. But increased consumption is just as important – if more confronting.
An acceleration of digital development, of the second-hand market and of concentration movements are notably to be expected in the sector.
We are addicted to consumption during these holidays, which leads to a massive amount of landfill waste. Giant retailers like Walmart could help the problem, but they haven’t.
Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories – and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products.
Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
Putting all of our eggs in the net zero basket is merely kicking the can down the road.