It started with a piece of cake. Or, rather, it started with a dinner companion aggrieved that I had eaten their piece of cake.
Embarrassed as I was, the moment seemed symbolic. I suspect we’re all thinking more and more about what we consume – and how.
This is no longer just a young, left-leaning concern. The environment is now the hot topic for capitalists as much as for anti-capitalists. Businesses are listening. It’s one of the most interesting but under-appreciated features of the climate protests this year.
And it leaves us with a question: will consumers or the corporates, social change or structural changes, remedy our climate problems faster?