Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Farmer "Our greed drives demand for ever cheaper goods, no matter what the consequences."
How about our need? Overpopulation from immigration has driven down wages and has millions out of work at any pay. Other crap has gone up in cost, like health care.
The long term tendency observed is that generally the lowest spectrum of IQ breed the most, some from "genetic greed", and this dumbing down has affected how many can actually see the consequences of what they do.
This has led to the impossibility of lowering emissions enough and in time to prevent global terminal extinction. At least without a population crash to <10% within 8 years, and there still is the 50% chance that we are already past that point of no return.
I should have said drives our demand for ever cheaper useless goods, haha. We seem to be living in the age of entitlement as opposed to enlightenment.
Yes overconcentration of people has put many strains on the pre existing inhabitants of many areas, but that is just a symptom of our economy based upon growth and greed. It is in our nature and all of nature. Most organisms given a happy environment will expand their population to the brink of extinction or just a bit past that point. We just happen to have brains that allow some of us(not all) to realize these things faster than bacteria does.
So why can't we act for our mutual benefit?
Yes we have little if any time left to make sweeping changes to leave something for the generations yet to come, much information says too late, but should we not still try to wake the others before our house burns down?