The behaviour of Individuals is important, we should all strive to reduce our carbon footprint, but this Is not the main problem. The majority of energy use doesn’t happen in households. It’s used up in the extraction, production and transportation of material things.
When the fiscal crash hit Ireland in 2008 working families, their communities and unions were shocked into near silence as years of mismanagement and pandering to vested interests brought the nation to its knees. Before the shock had receded billions of Euro in private banking and speculators debts had been nationalised. Moreover a decade of austerity was unleashed heralding a massive wealth transfer upward and consistent damage to our crucial public services, including our health service.