Recognizing trends, discussing and interpreting them as well as working towards solutions IS adapting in it's purest form.What man needs to do is start ADAPTING to the changes and stop crying about them
The real issue is mans greed. Technology could be a lot greener right now if fossil fuels weren't so damn tempting easy and cheap.
Just ask yourself why the EV1 was crushed, despite positive reactions of the testers.
Just ask yourself why they always promise you Hydrogen fuel cell cars but never really deliver. (They don't really plan to, that technology is far more difficult to implement than a simple Akku+electric motor.)
Most peoples "car needs" could be easily fulfilled by an electric car. They don't need huge PS, they don't need huge range.