Fighting climate change with a consumerism shift

Jun 28, 2018, 8:44 AM EDT

A study in the journal “Nature Energy” brings smiles to the faces of environmentalists as it propounds a new kind of consumerism with several practices strung together to develop a global scenario called Low Energy Demand.

The highly theoretical model isn’t free from imperfections but shows a path to get anywhere close to the Paris Climate Agreement goal by coalescing trends in sustainability and efficiency, writes Wired.

The scientists preempted how people can alter their consumption habit to impact major drivers of change in energy use, for example, if cities embrace car-sharing scheme, it would fuel rapid innovation as firms won’t wait for 10 to 15 years for individuals to scrap their vehicles and switch to new ones, reports HuffPost.