No, that's only half the picture.
First comes a technology that NOBODY thinks is dangerous and NOBODY knows is detrimental. We're sold the cool-aid. Cigarettes for instance. That's a technology too. Advertisers told us smoking was healthy back in the day. So do you blame people for demanding the product and helping create a huge industry?
Same with cars. You forget that we only started talking publicly about pollution in the 80's or thereabouts. I don't remember any talk of pollution in the news before then. Cars go WAY back. Do you think the current supply/demand for cars would have emerged if the media had been all over atmospheric pollution back THEN? If we had been told lead in petrol was bad back THEN?
You can even take mobile phones as another example. It was only AFTER the worldwide success of the iPhone that we started hearing about labour issues. It was only AFTER we started buying all our clothes from China etc. that we started hearing about sweat shops. It was only AFTER we all had electricity that we heard about fossil fuel issues.
You cannot seriously say it's OUR problem because "oh supply and demand", that's just being simple-minded. The demand was created in the first place, before we knew there were any problems. We trusted the process, and only NOW do we realise it has fucked us all for the benefit of a few. But only AFTER we are hooked and it's almost impossible to change. Our livelihoods now depend on these things. Many of us do the best we can to reduce our usage, but that's about all we can be reasonably asked to do for now.
It's funny how, when other people created these markets through misinformation and manipulation, it's somehow now up to *us*, the people who were duped into these false economies in the first place, to somehow change the world. "Think globally act locally" only goes so far. Those in power who created all these problem are where the buck stops, nowhere else. They are guilty. They are responsible.
We did not "demand" this. All we demanded was a better life. It was up to those with money and power to think up a workable version of "better" but what we got in the end was entrapment into a lifestyle that is killing us.