Less Is More: The Environmental Crisis
“You cannot have well humans on a sick planet.”
—Thomas Berry, cultural historian
AT A GLANCE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
Five Essential Points
- Climate change is real and almost irreversible. Global warming as a result of economic activity has caused extreme weather events around the world, leading to death, displacement, and considerable economic damage. The earth's temperature is approaching catastrophic levels.
- Critical resources are being depleted. Peak oil supply from conventional sources was reached in 2006. Yet global energy consumption is rising, as millions of consumers worldwide join the ranks ...