Quick summary of my thoughts on human growth and instability

Maybe food production can become largely independent of climate. Wind powered artificial lights inside solid buildings. And other adaptations for storms and heatwaves.

But my sinking feeling is that these would be the preserve of rich countries – perhaps only the rich of those countries.

And most of the world would be suffering in ways that the enlightened of the rich would not want to think about. Climate migrants turned away in their billions.

The feeling that it would all catch up with us continued. I sometimes think our industrial society is like a freak wave, drawing power from the past (Victorian exploitation) and from the future.

But alternatively this food production might be so cheap it would be available to everyone.
The possibilities would probably be subject to chaotic alternatives if you tried to model them
eg Conflict and turmoil, technology driven, could prevent any adaptive solutions being implemented.
When I was 12, in the 1950s, I was given a Readers’ Digest atlas of the world showing population estimates of 6 billion by the end of the century. Then in my teens I came to the conclusion that the exponential growth could not possibly continue that long. Something would stop it, preferably something planned, and not disastrous. Turned out I was completely wrong. But that did not cause me to stop my life long campaign for the environment, and then climate in particular.

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