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Not all humans are animals like you insist on humans being.
I believe there was a time when humans and Earth lived in harmony and we did have a give and take relationship.
we can't control overpopulation
We cannot cooperate with the Earth simply because we hold our own goals first
The only weapon we had against the rest of the animal kingdom is our quantity.
Now it's all about destroying the predators' environment or relocating them so that we may have the upper hand
that's just the way of the parasite. The way of the humans.
So accept your place in the world
The speed at which species are being lost is much faster than any we've seen in the past -- including those [extinctions] related to meteor collisio
Fifty per cent of the Earth's species will have vanished inside the next 100 years; mankind is using almost half the energy available to sustain life on the planet, and this figure will only grow as our population leaps from 5.7 billion to ten billion inside the next half-century. Such a dramatic and overwhelming mass extinction threatens the entire complex fabric of life on Earth, including the species responsible for it: Homo sapiens...We suck our sustenance from the rest of nature in a way never before seen in the world, reducing its bounty as ours grows. We are, as Edward Wilson has put it, "an environmental abnormality."...Humans endanger the existence of species in three principal ways... Why has there been this criticism of scientists whose expertise supposedly is the understanding of the dynamics of biodiversity? Perhaps one reason is that the message is so startling that people are simply unwilling to hear it, or, if they hear it, are unwilling to believe it... Even today, humans consume 40 percent of net primary productivity (NPP) on land; that is, the total energy trapped in photosynthesis worldwide, minus that required by the plants themselves for their survival. In other words, of all the energy available to sustain all the species on Earth, Homo sapiens takes almost half. To the Stanford biologists Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the implications are ominous. "What a substantial expansion of both the population and its mobilization of resources implies for the redirection and further loss of terrestrial NPP by humanity is obvious," say the Ehrlichs. "People will try to take over all of it and lose more in the process."' For every extra I percent of global NPP commandeered by our species in the coming decades, a further I percent will become unavailable to the rest of nature. Eventually, primary productivity will fall, as space for the producers falls, and a downward spiral will eventually kick in. The world's biological diversity will plummet, including the productivity on which human survival depends. The future of human civilization therefore becomes threatened...Dominant as no other species has been in the history of life on Earth, Homo sapiens is in the throes of causing a major biological crisis, a mass extinction, the sixth such event to have occurred in the past half billion years. And we, Homo sapiens, may also be among the living dead.
The largest mass extinction event occurred around 250 million years ago, when perhaps 95 percent of all species went extinct.
Mankind is like a monkey. He is clever but not wise. It is only a matter of time until he kills himself with his cleverness and lack of caution. Man has little concern for other species on the ecological health of the planet as a whole. He ignores natural limits, simply because they are inconvenient. He imagines his economic activity can grow without limit, he can burn oil without limit, he can pollute without limit, he can extract resources from the earth without limit. He is fiercely loyal to his country, his company, his team, his tribe, his family, no matter what evil things they have done.
They actually have a show about that now! It's called "Life After People" on the History channel.
Our best days are gone.
We have american idol to keep us busy/distracted anyway!
"If anyone is left to look back a hundred years from now the're going to wonder what the f*** was wrong with us, that we didnt fight like h*** when the world was going down."
We sure have progressed since the caveman days!
Were the h*** do you get off? F U You dont know me, you are assuming things about me.
By cloaking ourselves in the many ethical, ideological, spiritual, or religious disguises - we don't recognize the root causes of our behavior and why we have them.....
What was beneficial then, could be beneficial again someday for our descendants. So it's perhaps... unwise... to try to "progress away from" or root these behaviors from our psyches. It's better to understand, and try to control them. Try to ascend above these base behaviors, even if we are ultimately and irrevocably chained to them.