The feeling you get when you are told you have a tumour in your head is not fun. I had an acoustic neuroma (benign tumour on one of the nerves in the acoustic canal) few years ago. Eventually had to have surgery and lost hearing in that ear but a nurse in the hospital told me that if I was going to have a tumour in my head this was the one to have. Good luck with everything.
The situation will continue as long as growth is the only accepted measure of economic success. The earths resources are limited and economics need to move towards a measure of economic well-being that takes account of the restrictions of the second law of thermodynamics. Most economists appear never to of heard of it.