Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin
// a Russian politician and statesman, who as the third prime minister and the interior minister of the Russian Empire from 1906 until his assassination in 1911.
// a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates a demand deposit while simultaneously making loans.
Humanity has lost its purpose for development. Welfare, comfortable life and cozy living that was desirable before has turned into unrestrained consumption and uncontrolled spending of resources. Not to mention the ecological component and relations with nature, the modern mankind got confused in self-constructed economic, financial and economic systems.
You can hide your head in the sand like an ostrich to infinity, pretend or not to notice what is happening around, but sooner or later the problems will make themselves felt and will appear before humanity in their most complicated and neglected form.
To break it down point by point:
1) Comfort, prosperity, well-being have become the most important achievement in the development of the modern world;
2) Scientific and technological progress has become the main and universal tool in achieving its goals;
3) Moral and ethical aspects of human life and activities on the planet have long remained outside of public scrutiny. Often profit, profit becomes more important than anything else. The real and potential consequences of human activity on the planet have not been adequately assessed or have not been sufficiently assessed;
4) Natural resources and benefits (including non-renewable resources) have become a mere expendable commodity to be consumed without restriction, economy or rationality in the interests of development and the acceleration of the economic reproduction cycle;
5) The consequences of human activity are becoming more and more difficult to estimate and predict. The acceleration of resource consumption and expenditure leads to an increase in the amount of waste produced by humans. With scientific and technological development, the quantity and types of waste are becoming more labour-, capital-, and energy-intensive to recycle and reuse;
6) All public aspirations for economical use of resources and minimizing the impact on the environment in the course of one's life activities are pictorial, showy, with practically no useful effect and result.
In short, man has simply become a one-time consumer of all the resources available on the planet, with no thought of what to replace what he has consumed, or how to recycle his own waste.
Not only that, but the ecological map has become a tool of foreign policy, an opportunity to control development in various regions of the planet. The notorious Kyoto Protocol allows the trading of carbon dioxide emission quotas on the international market. Remarkably, the US has never signed the protocol.
But that is not the issue at hand. A cap on atmospheric emissions allows industrial development (and consequently financial health and ultimately living standards) in individual countries that have signed up to the protocol to be managed.
Another instrument of control, couched in benign terms.
Something to think about.