Tertullian who argued that "we are burdensome to the world, the resources are scarcely adequate for us...already nature does not sustain us." He was a Christian philosopher in the Year 200 when the world population was less than 200 million. Then 200 years ago was that scaremonger Thomas Malthus (right), who, when Planet Earth supported less than a billion, said that there were too many people, already.
THE VENUS SYNDROME to scare politicians to make a decision about climate change.
As conventional thinking usually takes a long time to mostly go nowhere, I also fantasized about geoengineering and worked for NASA's Ames Research Center on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, for what if signals are beaming in from civilizations billions of years advanced with the formula for fusion or a clue about how to gain world peace?