America’s other debt crisis

Amid the war of words taking place in Congress, nothing is said of the environmental cost of overconsumption

One word is missing in the American debate over the debt crisis: austerity. It’s a revealing absence. In spite of the vast deficit, and despite the US being the home of individualism, no way is being offered for individuals to make a difference by changing their lifestyles.

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jul/29/us-debt-crisis-environment