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2469. Can we cope?
We are smart enough to invent a lot of interesting stuff but not smart enough to control what we invent. The key problem, looking at the global and species level, is that we must do more than just stop accumulating CO2 and other greenhouses gasses because with what is already present temperatures will continue to rise and eventually no niche survives where life is possible, As time moves inexorably on cascading retreats from consumer culture, corporations and financialization will leave us less and less capable of inventing and managing paths to reduce those gasses.
The question is, is any approach, including Gardenworld proposed here, adequate to the wicked problems of the time? Humanity has lived through the fall of Rome, the breakup of feudalism, the religious wars of the 1500s, World Wars and the use of nuclear weapons. We must see that the current crisis is at least on a par with all these.
Gardenworld, blending good and habitat in new communities of practice, looks like the best path.