As questions are coming up increasingly regarding the constraints of Growth in a world of finite resources, there should now be some ethical limits of personal consumption. The consumer economy feeds on popular demand, sometimes the demand seems to be 'manufactured' (bottled water industry) and incredible choice of consumption that encourages one to consume without almost no sense of reasonability.
It is known that this 'monstrous' consumption engine depletes world of natural resources, fossil fuel being one of those, at a rate that is unsustainable. The side effects are huge wastes, more energy for recycling the waste, more pollution and Climate Change ultimately.
I find the world running from pillar to post to avaert the gloomy pictures the IPCC panelists offer. There are MDGS now to achieve and and one important aspect of that is poverty alleviation. But that is pulling the lower end up. What about pulling the higher end down? Can there be wealth limits? Can there be a value system that determines limit of absolute personal wealth and consumption?
Economists and Psychologists do not seem to agree that there can be such an ethical limit, a quantitative one at least. Plus such constraints can destroy the whole economic system of the present. Without such personal limits we are headed for a doom, ultra-high tech can, at best, elongate the death agonies.
I find the notion 'I can not agree until someone finds a solution' strange. What is the problem of agreeing and accepting the necessity of a Consumption Ethics, pending discovery of a theory how that can be implemented?