Don’t be so sure the world will end.
Yes, if you look at one side of the picture, things look bleak. But on the other end of the spectrum are the stories few end up talking about – the good news.
Heck, some scientists in Finland basically discovered “manna” from Exodus (a white flakey substance from thin air described as looking similar to hoarfrost that could sustain a population in a desert where no plants could easily grow for 40 years): Google ‘solarfoods’ and look at the media page
Oh, and that’s right, the technology works by pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere, can be powered by renewable energy, and makes a product that is nutritious and can be repackaged as Impossible Burger 3.0 or the ilk.
The cutting edge of scientific research in multiple disciplines is accelerating faster than any point of human history.
So yes, it’s a race between our increasingly amazing ability to create against our legacy of increasing destruction. There’s an inflection point, and if destruction wins, it’s going to suuuuccckkk. But don’t count the good guys out just yet. And if anything, as things get more and more visibly worse, a lot of people on the fence will change things up.
The fight is far from over, the future is anything but decided. Have faith in humanity. We may seem like we’re a lost cause, but we’ve been in worse spots before and managed to get where we are today despite being against incredible odds. Just as one example, there’s an argument to be made that the only reason we haven’t had World War 3 is because of the treat of mutually assured destruction. So on one hand yes, nukes are scary, but on the other, maybe they’ve prevented other terrible conflicts.
Along the same thinking, perhaps the existential threat of an end of the world as we know it, as it becomes increasingly hard to ignore, ends up being a unifying force for positive change like we’ve never seen in our history. Rather than being the 4 horseman of the end, it might well be the catalyst that forces our hand to achieve the beginning of a new and better age.