But we do need to go to a war-like footing, with all and perhaps more of the strictures of WW II Paul.
The Green New Deal is supposed to be the way out - I am not so sure. Actually I am rather sure it won’t work, but that war-like footing might.
@DavidCarson had this to say in post 7:
"It’s ironic that population biologists have been saying for years that the human species total population is way too high, by about 5 billion. No way this beleaguered biosphere can support 7+ billion, especially if everybody wants a technoindustrial lifestyle."
I agree with this - 2.5 billion, give or take - sustainable maybe - unless we go to space for the resources there.
I am not sure if this is the place to make suggestions - it seems it is, so I’ll mention my own thoughts, which are impressions from a long life:
- Space the children out five years apart, the nomadic average apparently, give or take.
- Breast feed on demand three years, give or take. I would be interested how this suggestion goes over? Rather like a lead balloon I suspect, until you stop and think it through.
- Think like a citizen - not a consumer - enough and not more will suffice for now and until we get over the hump.
- E Pluribus Unum might just apply now more than ever, perhaps, if it is a good idea, it will spread.