In response to follow-up questions from CNSNews.com after the event, Douglas said that this was a “tongue-in-cheek answer.”…

She continued: “But to the point about consumption: Yeah, I think things should be more expensive and that would do a lot and certainly reflect the, you know, better reflect the price of their, their real, their real price.”

Douglas later told CNSNews.com that this response was meant to follow-up on a statement by Dennis Dimick of National Geographic “who argued that the prices of goods should reflect the true environmental cost of producing them.”