Pre-Industrial Lifestyle Proven Better for Environment

In the middle ages, there was a higher mortality rate and a much lower population globally. People did not use electricity or modern technology, so the potential for environmental harm was much lower. There was little economic and industrial growth. All the present causes of climate change and mass extinction either did not exist or were at a manageable scale. People had less need for material things to be happy because they were more spiritual. The lifestyle was more difficult in some ways, but also completely sustainable.

By Edgar Smith