Goose55 wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:01 am
Its come to the point that being "fruitful" and multiplying, & subduing the earth, is destroying the earth. In that, I guess, we learn. But maybe too late. What else can we do?
1. It's not too late. We can't recreate extinct animals but we can care for the flora and fauna we still have. We've made great strides in conservation over the last half century and we're relearning to live more in harmony with the natural world. It's perfectly OK for us to impact the environment but as our population grows we must continue to make out per capita impact less and less. There's a horribly twisted thought that's popular now among some groups of young people that the earth would be a better place if humans
were extinct. You came very close to saying as much in your post.
B. I'm not convinced the earth was ever intended to last forever. It's not a pleasant thought and I certainly don't condone wanton waste but all resources are finite. Even our 'dream source' for energy - the sun - is burning out. Tidal friction is slowing the moons orbit and the earths rotation. It's winding down and will (probably) die some day.
[EDIT] - Dang man. Just as I hit the submit button, I heard a report that air pollution in Denver and the northern Front Range has worsened
and the region missed an extended deadline to meet federal health standards. We not only flunked the EPA standard set in 2015, but we never met the older, less-strict standard from 2008. Colorado Sun report
Maybe Goose is right. We're doomed.
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