Some people still find other ways to live:
This is how we all used to live:
Lots of people have no idea that the world is changing and believe that they can continue to cling on to the past. Americans that relied upon timber harvesting and mining are still belatedly discovering that these industries in some regions are over. I grew up very near to Susanville and saw first-hand the incredible devastation of the logging industry. At the time, I thought nothing of it, being ignorant. I trapped, fished and hunted the region extensively. A few years ago, I went back, it had all burned to the ground, every bit of it.
Blaming “liberals” is really the hallmark of even more ignorance. The world has changed, always for the worst, as humans continue to plunder the planet. The so-called “renewables” that many think just spring right back up actually don’t. A healthy forest isn’t something that supports a logging industry – it’s supports diverse wildlife and can take centuries to recover properly from human activity.
Our ethnocentric viewpoints have us deceived into believing that everything there is for human use, which simply isn’t true. Life can only flourish where life is allowed to exist, and by that term, I mean all life, not just humans. Cities are devoid of all life, what you see is carefully curated life that is extremely limited of diversity and fauna. Trees that block power lines or even the site line of an office are cut down routinely. Parks are monoculture plantations of a single species of grass. Flocks of birds depend upon food garbage and handouts to survive. Human waste becomes habitation for rats and mice.
This is all highly unnatural and totally unsustainable. There are other ways to live.