Quora – why is the elite now so concerned about the environment

Why is the elite now so concerned about the environment?

[ 15/12/20 ]

Because the awareness that we as humanity are actually changing the global ecosystem in ways that threaten us all is actually starting to spread to those with some real ability to do something about it.

There are still far too many conflicting sets of incentives present, and even there more people are starting to wake up to the meta level, and meta-meta level strategic sets of incentives that do actually pose significant levels of existential level risk to all of us.

So slowly the awareness that the security and wellbeing of everyone is actually dependent on having globally cooperative systems (not global control – that is very different, global cooperation grants all levels of agent reasonable degrees of freedom, and demands reasonable degrees of responsibility).

Many of our existing systems are based upon sets of assumptions that have been invalidated. So we are in a very complex time of transition. The old systems are no longer survivable.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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