"Everything created by man first exists as a universal principle which is perfect in Nature and imperfectly worked out by man." -- Walter Russell
Most of our present-day technologies are based upon natural principles imperfectly worked out by man. We can easily recognize those technologies because they are the ones that produce what we euphemistically call "side effects." (There’s no such thing as side effects in nature.) Those side effects defile the air, soil, food and water, and threaten the health, and survival, of all species of life on our planet.
Climate change is the aggregation of side effects from those imperfect technologies.
We have to perfect our technologies.
How? By transitioning away from the use of oil and its derivatives -- and antiquated, combustion-based technologies -- we are minimizing and eliminating altogether the side effects of power generation through the development of technologies based upon those "perfect" principles found in nature: the sun, the wind, geothermal, the tides.
How? By transitioning away from chemical-intensive farming (which poisons our soil, water, plants, and bodies while encouraging the mutation of microbial life into ever-more resistant forms), we minimize and eliminate altogether those side effects as we adopt natural and productive farming methods.
How? By developing building materials that no longer contain toxic chemicals (VOCs, asbestos, formaldehyde, flame-retardant materials (one the biggest scams played out on the American public), PVC, phthalates, etc.), we minimize and eliminate altogether the side effects of our imperfect technologies and move toward more natural and beneficial ones.
In short, we are beginning to restore our habitat through ecological design, which -- in the words of John Todd (the father of natural waste water reclamation) -- is "the intelligence of nature applied to human needs."