We're at a tipping point for our planetary civilization.
We're on the precipice of climate catastrophe! We're in the midst of the sixth or seventh mass extinction event of the last several hundred million years. Furthermore, we're facing a not-far-off existential threat from artificial intelligence, grappling with the promises and perils of gene editing, and much more. What we do over the next few years will determine the fate not just of humanity, but of all species and ecosystems in the biosphere for thousands, and perhaps millions, of years.
Despite the very realistic prospects of multiple grim scenarios in the not-too-distant future, for much of humanity, it's business as usual. Concerning the climate crisis and species extinction alone, we're not acting quickly enough to avert these planetary cataclysms.