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The Copenhagen process fell apart because the two most powerful countries--China and the United States--opposed it on economic grounds, believing that any limits on growth would be bad for their economies and their power in the world. And, with egos that big, I won't be expecting any progress. So it appears that what we'll be doing in the next 100 years is watch what happens to our environment and try to adapt, which is only what our brains are capable of doing. There is no crisis (threat to our existence) yet, so our brains cannot plan to restrict and limit until the crisis hits us in the face. Will that be too late? Stay tuned and watch from the sidelines.