At first glance the lesson of the Tower of Babel story is if everyone is not coordinated, the tower cannot be built. There is a bigger lesson to be learned.
Telling someone that greenhouse gasses are not the main driver of climate change is like telling someone in the Middle Ages that the world is round.
We can downsize, recycle and homestead all we want but consumption, population growth and environmental loss will continue. The efforts of activists, NGOs and well meaning leaders are not reversing human impact. So what is the answer?