Great Reset: High Prices Result in ‘More Sustainable Behaviour’ Such as Eating Less Meat, Says Dutch Study
High energy and fuel prices have resulted in more “sustainable behaviour” from the public, such as eating less meat, driving less, taking fewer flights, and not showering as frequently, Dutch researchers have claimed.
A study conducted by I&O Research for the Dutch trade journal Binnenlands Bestuur (Domestic Governance) claimed that there has been a noticeable shift in how people are living their lives over the past two years as a result of the growing cost of living crisis, with European energy and fuel prices soaring following lockdowns and the February invasion of Ukraine.
Researchers reported that in comparison to 2020 levels, and the number of people who have solar panels has risen from 26 to 36 per cent, the number of kilometres driven by motorists has fallen by nearly 2,000 per year, and the percentage of people who have flown in the last year has fallen from 53 to 40 per cent, public broadcaster NOS reported.
Unsurprisingly, the impact of the climate change narrative has impacted the youngest the most, particularly in the 18-24 age bracket, which saw a six per cent increase in reporting feelings of “flight shame” as well as an increase in purchasing so-called carbon offsets for their flights.
Bram Wolf, who led the research, said that “Previous studies have shown that we are concerned about the climate, but now this thinking is more often translated into sustainable behaviour.”- READ MORE