Living like monks is not the solution
We can’t just live like monks to prevent global warming, as solar and wind is just too expensive?
No, we can’t just cross our arms. Nurses, doctors, soldiers and others can’t just work halftime. Also, we must keep producing to replace it all with new renewable energy, yet to be developed. We must do it for poor countries that threaten to develop their infrastructures with energy from burning their coal reserves as western countries have done it.
No, we can’t just consume less, but must consume more recycling services, more renewable energy, and buy more batteries. It’s the only way to develop green-tech and a green mass-market, in order to provide cheap green energy to poor countries.