posted on May, 20 2010 @ 01:48 PM
I feel the environment/ nature will always be under-valued. Looking after the environment doesn't produce as much instant or as much money as all
the activities that violate the earth, such as open cast mining, oil drilling etc. It is also cheaper for companies to just go in and take what they
want, rather than put in the necessary safety nets.
Unless nature pays for itself (e.g. tourism or something like that), it will always come second place to human "development", wants, needs and
On another thought:
Humans don't know enough about the environment to start playing around with it. How often has a man-caused disaster happened, and the remedial
action has been worse than the disaster? Or how often has man said that any particular activity is harmless and will have no effect on the
environment, only to have this activity come and bit him in the rear-end a few years down the line?
People seem to forget that the Earth is mostly a closed system - what happens in one area of the planet will eventually effect something/one else on