Duna warns against sloth and the loss of initiative, leading to stagnation. It speaks out against the language of desires, addictions, and consumption. Without so much as the blink of an eye, nations have begun to prepare for a world four degrees warmer. The IPCC’s self-fulfilling prophecy stands in as a modern Quietism. The final extinction of species is happening during our lifetime while the biological and limited order is replaced by a deceptively unlimited technological imperium, an exponential need of growth.