It could be a acceptance of the word engineered by the intellectuals, so that when they change the meaning few will notice. Sorry to be conspiratorial.
I wait for the day when government subsidized sex robots will be claimed as an essential human need. After all isn't it true that sex is a basic human need for human well being?
The only thing the USA needs to fear is civil war this century after people around the world stop USD. After that California will lead the secession from the union because it is the 8th largest economy in the world. It cannot afford to pay for the rest of the USA.
Currently the world uses USD and suffers its devaluation because the world wishes to outsource war to the USA. This is the reason why QE(n) doesn't cause hyperinflation.
I'd like to make a prediction: This plan will not be tried.
This is because the premises of environmentalism are:
- Human Beings are evil because they exist. a.k.a Original Sin
- The ideal is the natural. And the natural is everything except the human being
The second premise leads to the conclusion, that all human manipulations of reality is evil. And adding iron sulphate to the oceans is very manipulative. The only plans against global warming that will tried are those plans which limit human manipulation of world to suit his existence and happiness. All kinds of restrictions and obligations which limit human well being will be implemented. And we will be asked to accept the sacrifices for the ideal: i.e. a world were we do not exist. A more anti-human philosophy cannot be imagined.
Saying something is unavoidable and immoral is a contradiction. That which is outside the province of choice is in the province of morality.
Rationality is not automatic. You need to will it. Rationality is not necessary. The default state of the mind is fatalistic. But the default is not the good in this case, because reason is our tool for survival. We must use reason if we must survive.