We‘ve always ignored obvious warning signs and followed false prophets to our doom. We are at it again. There’s no planet B
We all know what came of following the prophecies of Hitler, and it seems that the people of Easter Island were persuaded by their prophets to cut their forests to roll statues into place, with predictable catastrophic results. Our most worshipped modern prophets are those who argue that we can grow and build ourselves out of our problems. Then there are those modern prophets who prophecy salvation through science and technology. The trouble with this is that the stakes are much, much higher today - nothing less than the biosphere itself. The result is that our hubris has grown to match the magnitude of the stakes.