I heard the following quote: “Civilizations are a thin crust on a volcano.”
Imagine a civilization that is in harmony with all of nature, in harmony with Mother Nature. Such a civilization would receive support from all of nature. It would not be a thin crust on a volcano. It would be an exquisite blossom deeply rooted in, and in harmony with, Mother Earth. This is our viable future, if only we live in the present wisely. The knowledge is there. Humanity need only pay attention.