Monday, February 27, 2012

the true impact of consumption

I just stumbled on an article  

Consumption: the other side of population for development
Mata FJ, Onisto LJ, Vallentyne JR, 2012, ESEP 12:15-20.  

that nicely illustrates the effect of consumption on ecological 'impact' and ranks countries (note:  oldish data) by net impact. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dan,

    Here in Brazil people are experiencing a rise in the purchasing power and buying goods that they never imagined they could. The problem is that many people are not conscious enough to select the items and buy just what they really need. In some parts of my country, especially in the south, there are places in which the consumerism has reached levels that are similar to those of the US.