Club of Rome

We have to look at our consumption: the rich countries have enormous ecological footprints. Now the poorer countries are catching up quickly. That is in principle great. But if the 7.5 billion people on the planet lived like US-Americans (or for that matter, Europeans) we would need 5 planets.

It could sound as if we wanted to stop the people from developing countries from reaching our Western standard of living. But the West has to correct its model of wealth. Away from splurge. Exploitation of nature has to become more expensive.

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