Read the full-text online edition of How Much Is Enough? The Consumer Society and the Future of Future of the Earth. By Alan Thein Durning. No cover image. Alan Durning (Author). Sign up for the monthly New Releases email. Please enter a valid email address. By signing up you agree to W. W. Norton’s privacy. Alan Durning, Worldwatch Institute Burning says that, since , humanity has consumed as many goods and services as all previous generations put.

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The consumer class of the world includes the people who travel in private automobiles and on jet airplanes, who have a plethora of electric appliances in their homes, who have a diet centered around meat and other resource-intensive animal foods, and who use things dominated by rapid obsolescence, disposability, quickly shifting fashions and excessive packaging.

By using our website you hiw to our use of cookies. Thank you, sir, for joining us. Dylan Turner rated it really liked it Aug 15, I don’t think humans are greedy by their nature. I suppose the most important point of How Much is Enough?

View cart 0 Checkout Log In. Robby Robinette rated it really liked it Jul 23, Breaking the silence requires us to question the prevailing definition of progress: Or we can abrogate our responsibilities and allow our lifestyle to destroy the Earth.


Peace Magazine Jun-Julpage Ultimately, Durning argues, the linked fates of humanity and the natural realm depend on us, the consumers. This was good but it muh scratch where it itched for me.

Polls conducted on Millennials indicate that many of them don’t care enouh advancement, rejecting focusing on things like cars and houses. Psychologists, religious thinkers and indeed the doctrines of the world religions themselves teach that materialism, made the central facet of one’s life, has always been a bankrupt value system; that it can provide quick thrills, but it cannot provide lasting satisfaction and fulfillment in life.

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How Much Is Enough?: The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth by Alan Thein Durning

The wildfire advance of the consumer lifestyle around the globe marks the most rapid and fundamental change in day-to-day existence the human species has ever experienced. Burning says that, enouhhumanity has consumed as many goods and services as all previous generations put together measured in constant dollars. Eat Here Brian Halweil. Saving the Planet Lester R. Fighting for Survival Michael Renner. This alwn a fantastic read. Jan 02, Jake Belknap rated it it was amazing.

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This is getting a little dated, but it is packed with interesting statistics, still relevant today, about enuogh by the developed world as compared with the underconsumption by the poorest nations. Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 23, Hannah rated it liked it Shelves: Who Will Feed China?


How Much Is Enough?: The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth

I’m so sick of hearing about envi Quite sadly, this book is less about “The Consumer Society” and more about “The Future of the Earth”. An interesting note is this book’s age: How Much Is Enough?: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. To read this book is to walk those trails, and by the time I finished it, I had felt like I’d stepped in something enougu along the way. This trend has occurred at great expense to most of humanity, whose basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter go unmet.

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Durning is the author of the new book How Much is Qlan, an examination of the environmental and spiritual costs of our consumer culture.

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