Since the earth is a self-contained system, the conservation law also applies to humans: In the long run, we cannot escape the summative effect we create.
As humans, we can temporarily distinguish between inside and outside. Depending on the context, the "inside" is often upgraded to groups and nations and arbitrarily labeled "good" (as opposed to the "outside") because we temporarily have more information and control over the "inside."
But when we look at it as a whole, we see that these definitions of "good" and "bad" are completely arbitrary. They produce a lot of contradictions and (as a result) a senseless waste of energy and even dangerous conflicts. They are the result of limited short-term thinking.
Short-term constrained thinking is especially dangerous for the most responsible leaders.
They should be most interested in harmless solutions.
In the event of a conflict, it is advisable to get to the truth as early as possible.
Those who focus on money and individual return are influential because they get more and more money to invest, the others automatically lose influence. If long-term damage can be hidden at first and significant costs are not imposed on the polluter early enough, the temptation for short-term thinking is great. Without control this construction automatically leads to the neglect of essential tasks without individual return on investment, e.g. preservation of the environment, education, development aid, old-age provision. It thus generates the causes for the population explosion. It leads to global cumulative pollution and exploitation of the environment. The global consequences are already visible (e.g. climate change). Long-term damage is severely underestimated.
Therefore, global intelligent and efficient (digital, non-bureaucratic and transparent) leadership of the economy towards a common global future is appropriate.
The introduction of a much much more intelligently than today (2021) designed global digital monetary system is possible, which unbureaucratically leads to quickly predictable and controllable costs for the polluter in case of long-term damage. Such predictable costs could help to broaden long-term thinking and be a first tool to make people aware of the long-term consequences of counterproductive actions. Technically, such a monetary system would have been possible for decades.
Nature on a large scale gives delayed long-term feedback, and the facts are obvious:
If humans stop too late to destroy the conditions for human life on Earth, the future of human life on Earth will be severely damaged or even destroyed.