Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Stop shopping . . . or the planet will go pop

According to Porritt, the most senior adviser to the government on sustainability, we have become a generation of shopaholics. We are bombarded by advertising from every medium which persuades us that the more we consume, the better our lives will be. Shopping is equated with fun, fulfilment and self-identity. It is also, Porritt warns, killing the planet.

(Via Nerdshit.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Considering our extreme buy-it-forward consumption of the future carrying capacity of the planet, I'd suggest the planet may have already gone "POP!"

With a whimper _and_ a bang.