Interesting that American Public Media should have started its series “Consumed” today. For some time now, but becoming even more pronounced in recent weeks, is a growing sense I’ve had that we have finally begun to see the results of our (unsustainable) consumer culture. For everyone on Earth to consume the way the average American does would take six Earths, if I remember the quote correctly from one of the segments. And, according to one of those interviewed, we are 30 to 50 years from no one on Earth living a first world lifestyle (or New World, I suppose).
Was Chicken Little an optimist?