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05/11/2011

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Gail

It's not sustainable for anyone, including the rich - they just don't know it yet. The world has gone insane, and youth and the rich of developed nations will have it more difficult than anyone adjusting when they can't get what they want anymore - not because they can't afford it, but because it just isn't there to buy.

A nice vignette:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/05/09/hi-tech-teen-lifestyle-fuels-climate-change-91466-28658197/

TODAY’S teenagers are consuming more energy than any previous generation – despite receiving unprecedented education on climate change and other green issues, an academic has warned.

Mobile phones, gaming devices, televisions, computers and hair straighteners are just some of the gadgets commonly found in the bedrooms of modern teenagers.

Professor Ian Williams, who has studied the Facebook generation’s lifestyles and environmentalism, says a typical teenager may have amassed more electrical items than an entire household would have owned a generation earlier.

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