”I will not, in this book, argue for the likely survival of humanity, nor will I argue for the opposite. One part of me thinks that the human species has evolved its need for materialism too fast to become resilient and that we probably will become extinct within the next century or so, depending on the degree to which we continue to erode the base that sustains us.
Another part of me stands back and looks at all that humanity has created, and I believe that we ought to be capable of making our lives sustainable, regenerating, and rewilding nature and learning to live in harmony with it. If we fail, it is not that we cannot; it will be that we will not. We have the knowledge, the technology, the capacity, and the financial capability necessary”.