The crisis has been A Long Time Coming (gonna be A Long Time Gone)
So sang Crosby, Stills, and Nash in 1969.
Here’s a “hook” for appealing memes, essays, soundbites:
Iroquois traditions speak of looking ahead seven generations when making important decisions. In other words, rather than thinking only of immediate or short-range effects, decisions should be made with concern for how they will affect the people even seven generations from now.
With that in mind, here’s a symmetrical gameplan:
The human population on earth never exceeded a billion until about 1800. Well, that’s about seven generations ago.
How about if we strive to get back to one billion within the next seven generations?
I do agree with Linda Cree that it will take that much time to gradually back away from the precipice of ecocidal overshoot.