There are many human rights infringements in addition to abuse of the environment. At this time and throughout recorded history, nations and individuals have not lived by the “Golden & Sister Rule” as defined in both religious and secular writings.
One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself
One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated
Believing in and following these two one-liners would would have a
major impact on the world. We would want to protect the Earth on which
we live and care for all those living on the Earth. Believing in
something greater than self is necessary.
Until we sincerely want and work for something better it will not happen. Goodness & caring cannot be mandated.
I think that one way to relieve some of our current frustration is to
look at the many unsung acts of goodness & kindness that occur each
day and make an effort to pay it forward without personal expectations.