"People like to have a lot of stuff because it gives them the feeling of living forever," says social psychologist Sheldon Solomon, who believes today's materialism and consumerism will have disastrous consequences. How much is enough?
Soils are a double-edged climate sword. They are huge reservoirs of organic carbon and can act as a carbon sink. But they can also release CO2 into the atmosphere when used unsustainably.
The old mortal sin Greed seems to be more ubiquitous than ever. Why can’t people ever get enough, where is this self-indulgence leading, is there a way out of this vicious circle of gratification? A search for answers...
It’s a deadly sin and a whim of nature. It motivates us and threatens to ruin us... The insatiable desire for more: It’s the motor that drives our world – and puts it in danger.
You may never have heard of carbon law — it has nothing to do with the legal system. But the obscure principle seems to be gaining momentum as businesses try to take the lead in a low-carbon economy.
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