Just as we cannot "solve" an alcoholic or drug addict's problem by committee, we cannot solve a horribly dry (no pun intended) issue such as climate change by creating new laws. Alcoholics and drug addicts only change when the pain of not changing exceeds the pain of changing. This is often referred to as a "moment of clarity". Often after years or even decades of bouncing along the bottom with the occasionally terrible, but for the most part tolerable pain, the dependent person hits a bloody wall (sometimes literally) and is so scared shitless experiencing absolute rock bottom, or simply dying (another common solution) that he or she changes forever.
Structural impacts to our global economy augur well for greater self-actualization and ephemeralization in the coming age of igrarianism. As we internalize the value to our health and wallets of doing more with less, we can liberate ourselves, and our resources, live smaller, smarter and more sustainably.
Indeed, we will not only do more, but also become more, with less.