I see some good stuff here from different people regarding our "hope" for change. Myself, I'm afraid I've become pretty skeptical for some time that any solution short of large scale annihilation won't happen in time. Just start over. Atlantis revisited <chuckle>
On the other hand - I try to foster hope.
For anyone interested you might find this book interesting. Although it's got a lot of material regarding capitalistic marketing etc the "concept" is there and leads you to wonder if the momentum is building in a direction that may soon "tip" in favor of survival'
The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell,