“Optimism is a moral imperative. That said, it needs to be reality-based optimism. Sometimes the things we want to work aren’t the things that are going to work.”
says Michael Tobis on Gristmill. It is a good essay on dealing with what he calls the “train wreck of development, energy, food, environment, and warfare, all driven by a hugely overpopulated planet”, and on the folly of false solutions.