Most think we should reduce our carbon footprint and help the environment. Yet we happily order ever more personal deliveries to our door with mountains of packaging and huge energy costs involved. Is the truth that we only support environmental causes so long as the impact on ourselves is limited or preferably non-existent?
Should we wise up, recognise our hypocrisy and transform our lives to deliver on our professed belief? Or should we see our support for some environmental causes as a form of virtue signalling that we don't in fact endorse?
Environmentalist and one of Time magazine's top 100 most influential people Sunita Narain, influential economist Ashwini Deshpande and controversial Spiked journalist Ella Whelan take environmentalism to task.