The laws of economics say, “Grow . . . Compete . . . Use it up fast . . . Take it now and turn it into dollars . . . Do whatever makes sense in monetary terms.” The laws of the Earth say, “Just so much and no more . . . Compete,
yes, but keep your competition in
bounds . . . Never take more in your generation than you give back to the next.” Only time will tell which laws eventually prevail, and the consequences we will suffer if we do not make our economic laws consistent with our planetary ones.