We always knew. Rachel Carson and Paul Ehrlich warned us 30-40 years ago. L. King Hubbard called it out straight. But the truth got caught between us and our desires, so the truth was killed off and ignored so that our McMansions and Hummers could materialize and fuck the rest of the world.
It is sad. It Brings me to mind the song by Carly Simon "Thats the way I've alway heard it should be"
Their children hate them for the things they're not;
They hate themselves for what they are-
I would propose that the legacy of the boomers will be this:
Their children hate them for the things are;
They hate themselves for what they they're not
Our children will hate us for making them live through the reckoning, And they will hate us more when they realized we used their resources for our vanities.