We're still experimenting with ourselves and nature. Many of the world's people (including many in the US) are panicking for fear that time will run out and they will run out of resources, while they and their descendants are alive or anticipated.
There is a belief in chaos because nobody with the means has the answer to one question: How do we supply enough food and safe water to feed everyone without jeopardizing our current "necessities" (cars, electricity, healthcare). It's a big two-sided question, and major and minor factions will keep trying to manipulate the public to join their side.
When we look at other statistics we see that for example there are more overweight and obese people than there are undernourished people in the world. Humans are inventive and creative and are on their way to finding solutions to the major problems in the world. We have to have faith in our fellow humans.