Consumption Patterns

Have We Reached Peak Stuff?

The trajectory of modern civilization is essentially an exponential curve. Population, energy use, wealth, and a dozen other major indicators all follow a hockey stick of growth. After centuries of slow, mostly even growth, the curve appears to have gone vertical during the 20th century, doubling at an accelerating rate.

Yet could we finally start consuming less, not more, during this century?

Continue reading “Have We Reached Peak Stuff?” by Michael J. Coren at Co.EXIST.


January 19, 2012 | No Comments (yet!)

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