I thought about this and around this for a long time, so I guess it's time to write it down.
THE NATURAL ORDER.
There is a natural balance in Earths history and mankind's tentative balance along the scale.
When humans began to band together and create communities, control of fire / light created a need for oil . Eventually settling on whale oil.
So it was by the grace of whatever one might want to attribute it to,that let petroleum come into play at a time when whales are in danger of being annihilated and dead horses were clogging the streets of cities in the east, left dead or dying by the Cartmen who simply unstrapped the sick or dead animal and moved on.
.Oil / petroleum led to the creation of the internal combustion engine.
So again a hand stirred the ***.
Consider these improvements( if such they were )created rapid growth and burgeoning cities . Again Providence stepped in to create radio , telephone and airplanes, essentially at a time when growth of humanity was so great , that new ways of farming , new ways of seeing the world- were becoming more and more necessary to a shrinking world.
Unfortunately, at a time when we, the American initiative creators of so many trends, ideas ,Innovations and inspirations around the world, were suddenly slammed a blow that at this point, 40 years later; it's very reverberations are still being felt.
Consider if big oil and trickle-down had not ,for spiteful and greedy involution, taken down the solar panels from the White House roof, that Jimmy Carter had installed in 1977.
How far ahead would we be now ,in clean energy and how much less damage to the ice cap and the atmosphere would have been done?? To date... my guess is that it is incomprehensible.
So if nature does create a balance, it seems we are coming to a critical Junction.
Right now -metaphorically speaking- we are riding shotgun in a car with a driver ,who like us ,sees cars up ahead disappearing around the curve and all hitting their brake lights. Now any reasonable driver at highway speeds is 65 - 80 miles an hour would at least take the foot off the gas in preparation of tapping the brakes.
So many politicians right now are refusing to accept the brake lights... see no reason to tap the brakes to interrupt cruise control, in all actuality, completely refusing to do anything except go around the curve at full speed.
Around that curve we may find nothing but smooth sailing , or we may find a catastrophe in the making.
Nature will accept the cruise Interruption now (maybe) brakes absolutely, but Full Speed Ahead will lead to the sickening crunch of seawater rising and spilling salt water into the lands that are used for growing crops and food - leading to millions , maybe billions of refugees with nowhere to go.
Or we will reach critical mass of sheer ignorant arrogance and nuke ourselves into a situation that does not have the technology or population to hammer at the planet so freaking hard.
Most likely the first scenario would instigate the 2nd and those of us who crawl up out of the ashes will start the evolution to revolution journey all over again.
Ain't nature Grand ???