posted on May, 18 2013 @ 12:45 PM
First of all, humanity has not the power to destroy the earth beyond its ability to rebuild itself. If we become dangerous enough that we could, then
the planet, not by sentient means, but as a natural process, will remove us by way of destructive weather, massive continent cracking quakes and
supervolcanic eruptions, tsunami of thus far unimaginable scale and so on.
After that, the the planet will rebalance itself, or reshape itself to a slightly different format, but continue none the less. The earth, therefore
is in no danger. However, if we want to continue to live on this rock, then certainly there are SOME things we need to do. But in any change that
needs to happen, there must be some caveats. First of all, no persons human rights must be infringed, changed, or presumed upon. Therefore there will
be NO forced reduction in family sizes and similar. For a start there is NO need for that, since there ought to be more than enough energy and space
for everyone, for a thousand years to come and more, as long as we learn how to reclaim desertified regions (perfectly possible and actually being
done in Egypt and other places in the middle east, and in China, where some valleys have been so over farmed that they turned into dustbowls)
Futhermore, on the energy issue, we rarely use our energy as wisely as we might, and we certainly do not collect it as thoroughly as we could. There
are areas in Australia, the Middle East, and the USA, which are totally uninhabited, have very little vegetation, and where so little fauna survive,
that it would be sensible to lay VAST solar energy farms around them, to harvest the un-inhibited sunlight and convert it into electricity. Also, we
misuse our fossil fuels, and use machinery for far too much these days, rather than relying on the sweat of our brows.
The idea that we have to take drastic and brutal and totallitarian measures in order to achieve a result in these matters, is just utterly
ridiculous, and the only advocates of such, are either advocating such action because they wish to make people hate thinking about green issues, or
because they have some sort of megalomaniacal segment to thier psyches. Either way, thinking such as this is neither helpful, nor realistic. There are
ways we can improve our circumstances, but we must not do so in the mistaken belief that we are killing the Earth, nor should we accept draconian
action and legislation on this matter, purely on the basis that a failiure to do so would be signing our own death warrants. These ideas are LIES,
pure and simple.
There are ways we can continue to live decent lives, ALL of us, while at the same time improving our level of balance with nature, and there are ways
we can improve the way we use our resources without torturing ourselves with hateful, and oppresive legislation. The reason we do not enact these, as
a species, is because to do so would be damaging to economic policy throughout the developed world according to the oil giants, gas magnates, and
energy companies which have HIJACKED our nations, and thier governments.