Well, ‘we have our priorities wrong’ because scientific progress has not been applied to revisioning ‘tradition quackery,’ in so we are:
1) Overdepleting, because we ‘measure’ exchange, production, and wealth on the base of a metric invented by illiterate cave men, the sumerians, and gloriefied by grand priests of following cabals, based on ‘dogma’ speculation with no corresponding in the real (scientific) life, the religion of the economists.
2) Overdepleting, because we ‘measure’ success in overprocreation, in competitive procreation, on the base of an animal primitive level, canonized in a ‘tradition’ invented by a cabal of a bunch of crooks, the primitive iliterate sheperds of the birth of the age of agriculture, which found more convenient, instead than raising humans at a higher level, to canonize norms to mantain an animal status quo for their self referential interest cabals, based on ‘dogma’ speculation with no corresponding in the real (scientific) life, the religions of the churches mafias.
Now, with those two cabals together, the result is periodic self-annichilation.
The real problem, is that instead than taking a ‘wholistic’ view, we want to preserve specific interests of categories of charlatains (money masters ponzi rackets, religion pedophiles genocide vampires rackets,) in so we end up with ‘sectorial’ analisys that wants to ‘preserve’ some quackery, as convenient.
Our ‘honest’ assessment, (if we did not have to offer for ‘political convenience’ our donkey to the shitface priest and banker mafioso,) should be worried of the CO2 situation, because we (should as scientists) remember that the ’empirical’ data of the vostok ice-core show such behavior, whereas the CO2 curve ‘follows’ the global temperature behavior, ‘intellectual honesty’ requires us to do so.
Our ‘honest’ assessment, (if we did not have to offer for ‘political convenience’ our donkey to the shitface priest and banker mafioso,) should be worried of the whole production system in the west, where wall street profit making machines of drugs and fuels trade, with the blessing of stupid religions overprocreation, have contaminated waters in a manner distructive for the ‘whole’ human species, the results are clear to all:
3) Water tables exhausted and polluted, with diversity loss
4) Emergence of super bugs medicine resistant
5) Destruction of bio-diversity for corporate greed (fossil lobby, suburbia, OGM rackets)
6) Loss of knowledge for corporate greed (arbitration, patents and copyrights rackets)
7) Emergence of instability and asymetric warfare, with decline of traditional power
Now some of those problem are the result of the ‘willfull action’ of cabals of inbred SOBs, and other, like point (7,) are the ‘automatic survival’ reactions coded in the nature itself of the human beast.
In so, as we have ‘historically’ seen in the crash of the roman empire, and in the recent collapse of the soviet union, as per innumerable other cases of historical collapse of civilizations, the sequence boils down to orlow five stages of collapse, (which he and his family have experienced directly on their skin, in the recent russian economic collapse:)
8) Financial collapse
9) Commercial collapse
10) Political collapse
11) Social collapse
12) Cultural collapse
The above ‘followed’ by a sixth stage of ‘recue from the inbred’ (AKA wall street christo-usury ponzi mafia.)
13) Rescue from the top world cabal of religion banking usury genocide (AKA IMF)
Now the west has only to pray that the ‘regional’ collapses could (but not necessairly may,) given the faulty thermodynamic premises of points (1) and (2) causing trend to collapse of points (3) trough (12,) slow down the reaching of either or all the points (14) trough (18) below, whichever comes first:
14) World economy collapse, now point (13) is voided unless you may rely on an extraterrestrial civilization, (good luck mr stucka,) and you are back to ‘traditional collapse,’ IOW sticks and stones, or bows and arrows.
15) World environmental collapse, now point (13) is ‘irrelevant,’ with the collapse of the world electric grid, point (14) becomes consequence, you are back to sticks and stones, or bows and arrows, ‘the last will be the first’ if the ‘first can not rech them any longer,’ possession will predominate over property, tribalism will predominate over law, barter will predominate over useless currency, in this scenario.
16) World environmental pandemic, now point (13) is ‘irrelevant,’ with the collapse of the world economy, you are at point (14) again, IOW sticks and stones, or bows and arrows, selectivelly in islands around the planet, this is the most optymistic scenario, two worlds, the cave men and the progressed semi-untouched that control the former with force, but ‘absolutelly no contact.’ Is the scenario of the matrix, this scenario is unstable, history has proven that such conditions of disparity converge into either a scenario of type (14) and/or (15,) and/or (16) extended to all areas, most likely case of ‘all’ at the same time, see roman empire v1.0.
17) World asymetric warfare emergence, now point (13) is ‘irrelevant,’ with the collapse of the world economy, you are at point (14) again, IOW sticks and stones, or bows and arrows, selectivelly in islands around the planet, this is also an optymistic scenario, two worlds, the old regime, and the hidden survivalists self sufficient, that don’t talk to each other, except for warfare actions, both ways, this scenario is unstable, history has proven that such conditions of disparity converge into either a scenario of type (14) and/or (15,) and/or (16) extended to all areas, most likely case of ‘all’ at the same time, see roman empire v1.0.
18) ‘Omissis,’ selective instant reduction of four billions people planetwise, with most likely consequence of points (14) trough (17) happening simultaneously, and consequent disappearance from the planet of further ‘n’ billions people, with probable extinction before the end of the century.
Somebody may see how it goes, for sure is not going to be BAU, regardless, so sip on your brandy, ready to go down in time.