With today’s tendency towards doom-and-gloom news stories, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the direction that the environment is heading. And while awareness and a sense of shared responsibility are key to achieving a sustainable global economy, this sensational coverage belies a more nuanced story. In fact, many trends are in the right direction
There is a simple reason for this: innovation.
Writer Andrew McAfee sets out this optimistic viewpoint in his 2019 book, More From Less. He shows the many ways in which we now use fewer natural resources and less energy to make things—while causing less pollution than ever before.