Fridays for which future exactly?
The human species WILL lay waste to the planet.
«Limits To Growth» was the study which predicted what would happen, back in 1972 (1). The predictions stood the test of time (2, 3, 4, 5, 8), and humans continue as always, in line with the „standard run“ of the model (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). The „standard run“ predicts an overshoot and decline in population and quality of life (1).
There is no reason to believe that the predictions were inaccurate.
There is also no reason to believe that things will change for the better (9).
The public and policymakers are very effectively being deceived with elaborate doubt sewing techniques, to prevent or delay changes (10).
So what should we do? Appeal to activists that change needs to be mindful of the concerns of everybody, including those who wish to continue as always (11)? Deploy a device to eliminate the world‘s population and start fresh (12)? Or just get a drink and enjoy the show?
Up to you.
(1) Meadows et al 1972. The Limits To Growth. http://donellameadows.org/wp-content/userfiles/Limits-to-Growth-digital-scan-version.pdf
(2) Nørgård, Jørgen Stig; Peet, John; Ragnarsdóttir, Kristín Vala (March 2010). “The History of The Limits to Growth”. The Solutions Journal. 1 (2): 59–63. Retrieved 28.102019. https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/the-history-of-the-limits-to-growth/
(3) Simmons, M. 2000. Revisiting The Limits to Growth: Could the Club of Rome have been correct, after all? An energy white paper. Retrieved 28.10.2019. https://mudcitypress.com/PDF/clubofrome.pdf
(4) Meadows et al 2004. Limits to Growth: the thirty year update. Earthscan. http://www.peakoilindia.org/wpcontent/uploads/2013/10/Limits-to-Growthupdated.pdf
(5) Turner, G. 2008. A comparison of The Limits to Growth with 30 years of reality. Global Environmental Change. 18: 397-411.
(6) Turner, G. 2014. Is global collapse imminent? Melbourne Sustainable Society Initiative, research paper no.4: Melbourne University
(7) Pasqualino, R., Jones, A., Monasterolo, I., and Phillips, A. 2015. Understanding Global Systems Today—A Calibration of the World3 Model between 1995 and 2012. Sustainability 7(8): 9864-9889.
(8) Jackson, Webster, 2016. Limits revisited: A review of the Limits to Growth debate. http://limits2growth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Jackson-and-Webster-2016-Limits-Revisited.pdf
(9) TRUMP! BOLSONARO! ORTEGA! MORRISON!
(10) Oreskes, Conway, 2010. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.
(11) Steinmeier during his speech during the ceremony of the german environmental award 2019. https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article202551322/Umweltpreis-Verleihung-Steinmeier-sendet-Warnung-an-Klimaaktivisten.html, retrieved 28.10.2019
(12) Plan of Valentine, fictional character in the movie „Kingsmen: The Secret Service“, 2014. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802144/