Look - there are many ways to destroy the environment - and we are pursuing all of them as far as I can see.
There have been slaves since mankind was born - and wars.
But there have never been too many people - we have never been there until we hit say five billion.
This is the only economics you have to know - the carrying capacity of your world.
Al Gore has a new book out - discuss it.
There is a new book out on the five mass extinctions in the Phanerozoic - demonstrating that in all probability they were essentially greenhouse mass extinctions - and that’s what we are manufacturing today - a greenhouse mass extinction.
Let’s get with the program, and do what we can.
No one is going to get rid of the Trumps of the world - there will always be another.
But there is only one known habitable planet - and we are on it.
Let’s see if we can find on Earth - some semblance of intelligent life - because I haven’t seen much of it lately.
Maybe Kurzweil is right - we should merge with AI - having demonstrated a complete inability to sustain life here on Earth up to this point.
Focus - on what is important !