As humans on this planet, I see the following seven points as critically important to our survival.At a score of about 80,000 to 3, scientists agree that climate change is here and is serious. Therefore, we need to do whatever we can to develop a clean energy economy as soon as possible. We can practice conservation. It is easy and economical.
With clean energy, we need local agriculture, as organic as possible. We can use our local organic waste and harvest local fruits much more efficiently. We know what is in our local food, and it is fresher, healthier, and tastes better.
Including agriculture, we need a guaranteed water supply for all community and necessary uses. This would have priority rights over any uses for conspicuous consumption. Essentially, water should not be bought or sold beyond the local community's need. Access to water is a basic human right. Clean air and clean food derive from clean water.
Nationally, we should vote for and promote parties that insist on facts as the basis to form public policy. What a person believes is not a fact.
Related to that, robust pure science should be an integral part to inform and motivate public policy. The idea of letting corporations do whatever they want, in any way they want, whenever they want is to surrender the American people to dictatorship by moneyed interests. We are doing that now and 99% don't like it.
Obviously, we need to provide access to birth control. This planet is much smaller than it used to be, and every child deserves a quality life. Many will not get a good life because of the ravages of over-population. Generally, the result of hyper-population is war for oil, water, and food.
Lastly, when we go to vote this fall, we should vote to stop the war machine. Wars are for destruction. Peace is for building. It is time to build.