"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Check out Lester Brown on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann discussing the release of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report. He said it should serve as a wake-up call.