You're living on RMS Titanic today, with its course set to extinction. you can't adapt your industries, or any other types of infra structures, you won't let your wallet shrink, you bet on technologies without assets and without recycling.
I could call you manipulated, by your own game. The ideals and beliefs you build around it. Progress has nothing to do with the game, it's a human rights issue not locked to progress. What progress do is to make those industrialized enclaves wealthy, with some of it spreading down (trickle down) to yourself. You can see that for yourself if you google, and you actually know it, although you don't state it. That's one reason why immigrants threaten you. They may go under your wage to get a job.
society by society there are no equality. Just when you compare your living standard to one in a third world country will you find it.
Sure, but it doesn't fit our current infra structures. The only way to make it fit today is using batteries, storing energy and releasing it as needed. And the batteries comes from declining assets. Those batteries do not have a recycling existing, and the cost of that recycling is not counted in in any production I know of, if it would exist. It's also a serious pollution of where ever they now may end up. It's one of the worst bets you can make, but it do fits your defenders view of the world. The one about profits and inequality as a way of life.
Then we have China's 'Silk Road Economic Belt ' initiative.
" In a report cited by The New York Times in January, the Institute of International Finance in Washington said that “85 percent of Belt & Road projects involved high emissions of greenhouse gases linked to climate change. These projects have included at least 63 coal-fired power plants.” "
" Just six months before it hosts the crucial COP26 summit, the UK’s climate leadership has been called into question by a damning new report from Reclaim Finance .......
The City of London clearly hasn’t got the memo. This is true above all for the ‘terrible trio’ of Barclays, HSBC and Standard Chartered, which together made up over 94% of coal financing from UK banks. Top of the pile, once again, was Barclays, whose AGM takes place tomorrow, with over USD 27 billion of lending and underwriting to GCEL companies over the last two years, placing it in the top 10 globally (and top 5 for coal lending). Next up is HSBC, singled out for having funneled over USD 15 billion into coal companies in two years, including ongoing direct support for coal infrastructure in Bangladesh. Standard Chartered, meanwhile, is the largest supporter of coal plant developers (USD 4.7 billion).
There is one very good thing differing countries. Your freedom of scrutiny, journalism, NGO:s studying and commenting on those defenders. It's a kind of measurement of how free you are, the amount of diverse information you can find. Also a measurement of how ready you might be for the type of real democracy we need. You can associate that to those wanting to close down the Internet, make it 'room clean' as we say in Sweden. That's a dangerous move for any democracy.
It's also a game building on avoiding responsibility. From the way you set up your industries, banks, tax laws, infra structures ,etc. All the way to your political parties and politicians. What they, and you, use instead will be 'blame games'., You seem to think that this replaces taking responsibility.
It doesn't. Someone always will have to clean up the mess. And the ones doing it, from both your governments and your industries, banks etc, will be you.
unless nobody cleans it up. That's what I call your extinction.