Personal Choices Will Play a Big Role in Combating the Climate Crisis

Personal Choices Will Play a Big Role in Combating the Climate Crisis
Demonstrators take part in an Extinction Rebellion climate change protest in Parliament Square, London, Sept 1, 2020 (AP photo by Matt Dunham).

Last month, Kirstie Allsopp—who hosts the popular British reality TV show, “Location, Location, Location”—sparked debate when she claimed that many more young people would be able to afford to buy a house if they made financial sacrifices, like foregoing Netflix, store-bought coffees or even a university degree. Allsopp insisted that “we’ve fallen into a trap of saying it’s impossible” to own property at a young age, “but there are loads of people who can do it and don’t.” Some people agreed, arguing that they, like Allsopp, had indeed been able to buy a house, in part by making “enormous sacrifices” to do […]

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