I originally wrote this as a post reply to Tad who has been such a valiant warrior for all things good.
I said I wouldn't get involved in these debates because of the way opinions become polarised.
"In reading your last post you made me think because you mentioned capitalism needing to adapt and Scientists to integrate with politics" This motivated me positively Tad to maybe help summarise the issues.
The way I see this is that Capitalism, socialism, activism, climate change, politics and god knows what else are all combinations that fit into a melting pot and this results and then provide's EVOLUTION.
That word causes all sorts of issues when mentioned because of religious conatations and its origin of the planet implications.
The reality is that evolution is the result of the most efficient product, process and life form. Something that is indisputable because no matter how we got/get there it is the result that has come from evolving matters. Many non evangelical Christians would for example accept that Evolution was God's way in the origin of everything...... lets not go there in this instance!
It seeems to me as this planet heads to 10 billion plus people in the current century that this evolutionary process will be seriously effected.
The results will only satisfy the survivors, the non survivors will reflect in the dust of past empires.
I am a person that has great empathy with anything trying to survive and doing its best. I also get frustrated with fools and political correctness, not to mention a media that seems so fixated on the meanderings of a 16 year old girl that has been held out as some sort of example of childish innocence, is more valuable than any scientific conclusion.
Lets summarise that this is now best left to evolution and the influence of so many people that think they are doing the right thing.
I am not bright enough yet to figure out any evil agenda but I am half smart enough to rationalise we cannot support populations much in excess of 10 billion given current resources. It seems that sometimes we need to take two steps back before the next one forward.
I think we are at that time now and lets hope that Evolution takes us in the most efficient route.....it probably won't take much notice of the empathetic on the way through, which will break a lot of hearts.