THE SECOND MONSTER MESSAGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE: It boils down to frugal competition and personal habits

Extinction Rebellion protesters outside the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday, the last day of the two-week conference.Credit…Peter Summers/Getty Images

The cover of the New York Times on November 13, sums up what I mean by we need to do more with less, a mantra of mine — and that of Ben Franklin 300 years before — since I began writing.

As a reliable source the editors of the Times can not mention what the chart shows about its readers as…