Years ago, the
It seems that it’s hard to predict the outcomes of our collective human actions. There are 6 billion of us after all, so whatever we do, it is on a large scale. Whatever we need, we need a lot of it: fuel, food, water, transportation or jeans. Even climate-change skeptics would have to admit that resource use on that scale must have some environmental impact. And collectively, we tend to act out of convenience, greed, habit – too rarely do we act after considering the long term impact. So, in how many ways do we continue to (knowingly or unknowingly) palm oil the biosphere?
We need to realize that reducing our environmental impact doesn’t mean burning fuel B rather than fuel A, or consuming one brand instead of another. Not even if it’s the car-du-jour. The energy it takes to live the