Backward Forward Thinking
Somewhere out there, in a parallel universe, there are humans who knew that dragging coal and oil out of the earth was stupid, dangerous, dirty and unsustainable so they left it there and instead they developed products and technologies from safe, clean, sustainable sources, fought the NYMBYs and the luddites centuries ago, harnessed, wind, wave and solar power and will continue to thrive and renew for eons – long after we have fried.
It’s not too late to join them as a sort of sickly, recuperating, penitent relative with previous self-destructive addictions, trying to clean up our act, but it looks like we’re not even going to bother because we still haven’t admitted we’re addicted and we’re in the wrong.
Well done to the wise inhabitants of that other earth in that parallel universe. I wish I and my descendants could join you.