I say all this as a preview to the clip I have below. Watch it and realize that we must save ourselves. Continuing to follow the West is absolute ridiculousness.
Let's be empathetic for a nanosecond—let's give the West a break, I mean, hey, they didn't know what would be the consequences of their endeavors. They thought slaughtering some “savages” and taking their ancestral lands, would simply enrich them in the dog-eat-dog world they had conceptualized. They thought creating various industrial pollutants would have scant effect on the global environment. How could raping the planet, and wantonly murdering its people lead to ecological disaster or threaten species annihilation? Either they couldn't connect the dots or didn't care. They lacked both foresight and foreknowledge.
But if they had a worldview that saw Nature as alive, and realized that they had a symbiotic relationship will it/her, then maybe they would have consulted with her. Afrikans and other peoples did through ancestral veneration and divination systems, both of which offer foresight and foreknowledge. (That some real science.) Since it is apparent that the present trajectory of Western civilization is forbidding, shouldn't its leadership be changing course in order to rectify the situation? Shouldn't they be trying to produce a balance existence on the planet rather than continue to try and fight Nature? Oh, I forgot about space exploration: They will simply sacrifice this planet and carry their worldview, sciences, and behaviors into the “final frontier.” (And you can believe that they will be the aggressor if they do encounter other life forces.) The recent history of the earth rather than be reconcile, will be replicate on other planets.