Here is my take for whatever it’s worth: 1) We are a very primitive species in early stages of development. 2) Recently our technology has developed exponentially. For example, it took at least 5000 years to get from wheels made of rock to the building of a rickety primitive airplane and clunky old cars. Then from 1950 to 2000 we developed supercomputers that can be carried around in our pockets and planes that can travel at Mach 5 and a worldwide web which allows people from all around the world to communicate in milliseconds. 3) The leaders and governments of the largest powers on the planet are still engaged in a silly primitive game in which they are all competing and scheming about ways to screw each other over and win some imaginary game. A more evolved species would spend more time and energy trying to form a system of mutually beneficial synergistic actions that would benefit the whole planet and all of the people on it. However whenever people suggest such a plan, paranoid idiots claim it is a part of some giant scheme to enslave the entire planet. 4) In the past 50 years we have taken some productive steps regarding gross pollution being churned out of automobiles factories and sewage systems into our air, waterways and oceans however with the rapid growth of population and industry we are still doing more harm than good to the planet as a whole. 5) Until we evolve to the point where we don’t keep pointing fingers at each other and instead start working together, we will continue to poison and destroy this planet. We have the technology and intelligence to create abundant energy and resources for all of our people without trashing the environment and to terraform our planet to make it more inhabitable for the people, plants and animals. Until that transpires all of these competing factions will continue to engage in silly political games and beat their heads against the wall and make little or no real advancement in science as it pertains to climate and ecology.