I’m not sure if your title was a typo or witty, could be either or both. We love our corvidae here in Alaska, they are able to overwinter by controlling their metabolism (a la Wim Hoff), they’re brilliant scavengers and problem solvers, and make an amazing range of sounds.
Yes, we need a smaller footprint, but it’s probably going to suck on the way down. I’d love to see a US presidential candidate say, I will shrink the economy, institute harder physical labor and less gourmet coffee. The last time we really were faced with this choice was when Jimmy Carter came on TV wearing a sweater and said ‘lets turn down our thermostats in winter.’ He was promptly voted out of office and reviled.
Unfortunately I think we’ll have to learn the hard way on this way through pain and only after catastrophic failures. Still the PP community is valuable to me for 1) helping me navigate it to lessen the pain for me and my family and 2) as much as possible being a resource for my community by having sustainable ideas to offer. (but only when asked and while trying to stay ‘grey.’)