Watching the ship drift towards the waterfall, on the bottom of which it will inevitably be smashed, because one feels committed to a supposed community, is one thing. To throw overboard the normally dominant instinct of self-preservation, the sole concern for one's own well-being, is another. We humans consist of contradictions that already make our existence appear questionable, our survival even more so. However, we are working with zeal for our common doom, because we lack the imagination about the consequences of our actions.
We humans describe ourselves as intelligent and use this as a decisive criterion against animals, but we are nevertheless limited. This prevents us from being successfully recognized and certainly not accepted. There is still no question of comprehension. With our facilities much more would be possible, but it would mean a different lifestyle. However, this would be contrary to the dominant desires, which is why the elimination of these innate abilities is started early.
Warnings about climate change and its consequences have been issued since the 1980s. The oil giant Exxon knew about the negative effects of its industrial sector since the early 1970s through a self-commissioned study. What has politics done about this? They consequently paved the way for every step that contributed to accelerate and intensify the overexploitation of the planet! In view of the now unavoidable impacts, governments only felt obliged to address the issue through a steadily growing youth movement. Planned measures aim to be effective between 2030 and 2050, late enough to have no impact on the political or subsequent economic careers of the responsible politicians. Up to 70 years since knowledge was not only given away, but everything has worsened considerably. Instead of driving the cart head-on into the wall at 300 km/h, it is slowed down to 290 km/h. What a perversion of intentions!