Prevent 75,000 accidents and fatalities annually
to human beings in the US.. prevent trillions
of animal, bird, reptile and insect deaths..
save energy, preserve habitat, create oxygen,
prevent drought through leaf evaporation etc.
In the crisis, there was a paradigm based on the belief in unlimited economic growth on a planet with infinite resources. This paradigm identifies happiness with wealth, well-being with accumulation of material goods and progress with consumerism. The logic of accumulation is more authoritarian than all dictatorial systems in history.