It is just a monkey that learned to put down thoughts on papyrus, clay tablets, papers, electronic display. etc.
This is it. It is the state of the science on this.
Have you ever seen traffic in New York? It is something surrealistic, rivers of steel on a geological or even astronomical scale. New York just uses too much energy. It heats up this area, like a giant frying pan, the hot air lifts up in a huge column in stratosphere. And that is where hurricanes are attracted.
I would also suggested compulsory telecommuting days. Then forbidding heavy wool suits, white shirts and ties. They took too much energy to dry-clean and air condition offices for these wool suits.
New York... when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. - David Letterman