Now we are in the midst of crafting our long term economy while adjusting to the ravages of a self-destructive, short-term economy.
All decisions and actions in this generation will have to apply to the generations ahead. If we want to survive as a species, today we must choose carefully and act deliberately.
The horrible penalty of pollution is that it compresses the time left to react. The rapidly increasing rate-of-change means our adaptation must be logical and decisive rather than genetic and leisurely.
Any failure to make and implement key survival decisions means extinction. Any species acts to survive. The human beings that survive and thrive into a future will have to act much differently than we do today.
It is far easier to step into our future by choosing willful change now, rather than wait for the world to deliver the predicted assaults and react at that time to imposed change.
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