One of the great tragedies of our species is that we willfully forget the crimes that we have perpetuated. We drive species after species into extinction and forget that they ever existed. We have done the same with indigenous human cultures. Between 2000 and 2065 we will exterminate more species of plants and animals than were wiped out 65.2 million years ago when an astroid stuck the Earth ending the age of the dinosaurs. Our collective memory is poor, our vision is limited and we are addicted to our selfish desires in the present without thought or sympathy for other species or even the future generations of our own species.
We are a species out of balance, out of control and heading towards our own collective suicide.
We have even named he period we inhabit as the Anthropocene, the sixth planetary extinction event.
On the bright side, it takes about 20 million years for nature to fully recover from a major extinction event so in twenty million years, it will once again be a very nice planet sans homo sapiens.
– Captain Paul Watson
Unfortunately, our biggest crimes are not even considered sins or misdemeanors by our standards of morality or criminality. Any species that willfully and for its own advantage raises and abuses billions of farm animals in order to send them to violent deaths in order to create hamburgers, that destroys millions more to cure human diseases, tortures others for “entertainment,” and poisons, traps, and fills wild ones with bullets and arrows for “sport” is a species whose guilt is beyond measure. And all is justified by our equally measureless arrogance.
Yes, the earth will be a better place when we finally doom ourselves by our own stupidity and greed. But how much better would it have been for all the animals if we never had appeared in the first place.
Good question. Such was North America before the first humans arrived…
Just read the comments on any of these issues. It’s difficult to accept that such ignorance controls the world. Oh for a Game of Thrones ending.
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