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 Society and the Future of the Earth. Books by Alan Thein Durning. I suppose the most important point of How Much is Enough? David Southerland rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Oct 25, Willa Grant rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Makes you really think about your personal impact on the planet.

May 28, Beth Barnett rated it liked it. Well, a couple of things have happened, but none of them predicted by the book. Mar 05, Varol Aksoy rated it it was amazing.

Preview — How Much Is Enough? 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.


Please donate now to preserve an independent environmental voice. Newsletter Living on Earth offers a weekly delivery of the show’s rundown to your mailbox. Polls conducted on Millennials indicate that many of them don’t care about advancement, rejecting focusing on things like cars and houses.

Alan Durning, how do you recommend that we get started with making these changes? Four chapters in, I could not tell the difference between this book and the environmentalists’ gospel. Puts things in perspective, and reminds us about American consumerism.

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

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But to author Alan Durning, all but the poorest Americans are among the world’s richest people — in the top one-fifth of the world’s population that uses most of the planet’s resources. Jessica rated it liked it Jun 04, We’re consuming twice as much, and it’s not making us any happier. Shopping cart There are no products in your shopping cart.

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

Feb 09, Sarah rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. A quarter of a century has gone by, and what has happened? Population and technological change are frequently discussed, but the subject of consumption is usually met with silence. How Much Is Enough? If we accept your thesis, that enougj rich fifth of the world is consuming way too much in terms of natural resources, how can we get started to limit our consumption of those resources now — today?


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

Jan 01, Jeff Youngstrom added it. In a few generations, we have become car-drivers, television watchers, mall shoppers, and throwaway buyers. Why do you see this as such a big problem? Oct 11, lyle rated it really liked it. This was a fantastic read. Consumerism has hoodwinked us into gorging on material things because we suffer from social, psychological, and spiritual hungers. But as I looked at the different environmental problems, I discovered that we cause a disproportionate share, the lion’s share, of the harm.

One might say that consumerism is almost a religion in this society, and that for people to change their attitudes on this that we’ll need to change our values — is that fair to say? People are consuming too much today because they have born and raised in that greedy system.

Sign up for our newsletter today! Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Secondly, the internet, which, admittedly, few people could predict. How much is enough? Tough Choices Lester R. Sep 20, Sic Transit Gloria rated it did not like it.

The lack of change to the discussion is enlightening, if disappointing. Consuming is the organizing principle of North American life, our leading pastime and primary means of self-expression.