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> some sort of world wide agreement to lower consumption is a pipe dream

This has been my conclusion recently too. Sure, we can all do our own bit individually, but I can't realistically see a global shift in conscientiousness taking place.

It's good to remember that "globally" we are a huge collection of individuals. Perfect individual == perfect globe (ideally, of course).

I remind myself that empty collection != null collection.

Even if all humans die, mankind will survive for eternity as a collection :)

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