So, why is humanity, or sections of humanity, wasting their time looking for one?
Renewable (so-called) sources of energy are not a solution.
Electric cars are not a solution.
Recycling waste is not a solution.
New types of light bulb are not a solution.
Eating less meat is not a solution.
Investing your money in eco-centric funds is not a solution.
There are no solutions.
Please stop looking for what is not there.
All of those ‘non-solutions’ that we are so busily working at right now are simply different – new and shiny – ways to continue with exactly what we have always done. They all require a continuation of industrial society to accompany their use, which effectively negates any possible usefulness they may have.
We can not stop climate change. Accept it. There is nothing that you or I can do about it.
Even if we all died today (which is the only way that we could possibly stop contributing to all the things that are and have been driving climate change for at least the past century or more) the forces that are changing the climate would still go on doing so, possibly for decades and taking conditions over that threshold point where the Earth can no longer support a species that walks on two legs and is preoccupied with living in a society based on money and industrial activity. Oh, there may be a few of us left at the end of this century, scrabbling to make a basic life in small groups in far flung corners of the globe – but that is all we can expect. You and I won’t be there. Nor will our children. Perhaps one of our grandchildren might.
Eventually, nature I expect would and will restore a balance. It is doubtful if the Earth ends up like Venus. Another ice-age would come along at some stage, perhaps even in another millennia or so. But there are unlikely to be any, or very many, humans around to witness that.
Bernie Edwards is the insightful source behind NotSomethingElse, a blog to keep your eye on. His byline quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson, "To be yourself iin a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment," and he encapsulates his escape from the system thus: I ‘Got the Hell out of Dodge’, or ‘Woop-Woop’ (choose your own location), retired and intend to spend the rest of my days preparing as best I can for an uncertain future where I can best look after myself, my family if they need it and my local community. I live as simply as I can, working towards having as few dependencies on the industrial system as possible. Check out his thoughts on our situation here.