I believe that within the next 200 years, we will see the following three stages of action / reaction to the environmental issues brewing:
- Prevention: people trying to minimize their damage by decreasing their carbon footprint, recycling, etc.
- Opportunity: people and industries capitalizing on the “greening” of our lives, as well as shifting values in real estate as coast lines disappear.
- Survival: when populations have to move from places like London and NYC, there will be an “every man for himself” frame of mind. People will see the severe lack and shifting of resources. They will panic, economies will plummet, and all hell will break loose.
So what can you do now?
Enjoy the world as it is while you can. Things are only going to get worse.