The first world way of life is caving in on itself. George W. Bush once said: “The American way of life is not up for negotiations. Period.” It makes me so sad to think that we have the ability to save our planet but we can not follow through on those plans. For example, the fish population steadily goes down, but fishermen have absolutely no incentive to fish less; in fact, they are incentivized to go out and fish more because they need to feed their families. What is good for the world doesn't seem to be good for the working class. In America, we put out 5.14 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2017 — a number that grows every year by the way. We do all of this while we have proven that we can run entire towns off renewable energy (50 cities are transitioning towards 100% renewable energy https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/slideshows/these-10-cities-are-transitioning-to-100-percent-renewable-energy?slide=4) ( Georgetown, Texas, and Burlington, Vermont are already 100% renewable). It hurts me to say it, but I do not see how we could tell people that they need to stop doing their jobs when those jobs are the only way that they can feed their families.
P.S. I know this isn't as put together as it should be. It's more of a late-night ramble anyway.