Interesting article. You did a great job summarizing a very complex issue. What I find really disturbing is when people speak flippantly of colonizing Mars as if that’s going to solve all of our problems. As messed up as our atmosphere is here on Earth, at least it sustains life (for now). It would be far more challenging to colonize Mars than to fix our own planet.
Also, you speak of humans acting like gods in the Anthropocene. If my memory of Greek mythology serves me well, those gods never could agree on anything either. We have a long road ahead of us.