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2587. Getting a little more precise.
The slowdown in the world economy largely due to Russia and the NATO response, leads to stagflation and disaster for millions, even billions. But it is the slowdown we need to even begin the process of sufficient co2 production to prevent rismg temperatures, Meanwhile other problems: ocean, forests, soil, species health, and quality of life for most, are also deteriorating.
Buckminster Fuller once said: we have billions of people and the planet and the design issue is putting them together. The rich (ruling class) have been stealing the world and now don't want anything to change,
If we focused on the central problem of food soil and temperature worldwide, increasing the quality of food, and cut fossil fuel use-well-this would be very difficult but essential, It could be done.
What we need is a way to take back the land for the use of communities with attention to the problems of distribution. it could sort of work, with lots of pain. We are talking about the failure of the world system that became dependent on coal and oil allowing for an exuberant economy and population growth that now is clearly more of a cancer than a culture, and we need to shift to a new world system while trying to protect the morale of the people.
Harold McMillan as prime minister once said "in politics never leap a canyon in two jumps."