It has been counter-productive just to blame religion per se for obstructive solutions to rectify and address climate change, instead of focusing on the impact that consumerism has had on the ecosystem.
Will we as anthropologists address global warming and biodiversity loss? Will we break the human-centric taboo that prevents us, as anthropologists, from addressing how we can help people choose to reduce our population and consumption?
Today, two billion people live on $2 a day or less, the same number that did two decades ago. By 2050, the world's population will grow to nine billion, and climate change will intensify the challenges pervading daily life for the rural poor.