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Tighten your belts, scientists tell the world’s rich
The world’s wealthiest people must urgently reduce their consumption to save the Earth from a “vortex of economic, socio-political and environmental ills”, a major report by Britain’s leading scientific academy concludes.
The Royal Society panel of 23 eminent academics from around the world in the fields of economics, population studies and conservation science, calls for a radical “rebalancing” of global consumption to go hand-in-hand with attempts to curb further rapid rises in population.