Surviving Progress, a cinematic antidote for excessive holiday spending

Among the movies we saw over the holiday was a documentary based on the bestselling book, A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright. The premise of the film, called Surviving Progress, is that we may not. Survive.
Indeed, it’s about how we humans appear to be incredibly effective at devising our own demise, creating so much “progress” that it’s choking off the natural systems that have kept the planet alive and breathing for millions of years. Ever narcissistic, we assume that we’ll continue into infinity. But let’s be brutally honest, as this documentary is, the future of human civilization is looking a little shaky.