In May of 2006, Wired called the eco-awareness ‘new’: “With climate change hard upon us, a new green movement is taking shape, one that embraces environmentalism's concerns but rejects its worn-out answers.”
But are we excited by all this? Actually, we are feeling overwhelmed by an up-close viewing of ‘climate porn’ (the climate change communication explosion), and underwhelmed by what the Labour government has done about it (and perhaps wary of David Cameron’s new emphasis on environment). Awareness can lead to discussion and action, but instead, we’re feeling disempowered.
Is sustainability’s new look only skin deep? One thing that's new is we seem to agree now is a tipping point. What characterises our consensus:
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