Mankind CANNOT destroy this Planet

It's true.  We can't.

We humans do not possess the technology to destroy this planet.

We can only destroy everything we like about it.

We humans think we're soooo special, we've got horseless carriages and nuclear bombs, and we rape our planet of it's natural resources while it slumbers under the influence of the two ruffies we slipped in it's drink.  It will never recover.

Why don't we call a spade a spade?  The planet earth has been around for a LONG time.  Humans…. notsomuch.  So stop saying that we're killing the planet!  We're NOT.  If we irradiated every tree and flower on this rock tomorrow the planet would still be just fine.  Give it another million years and the same block parties that were going on before would be annoying the neighbors again.  We're a blip.  Another species of the millions that have, will, or do inhabit earth. 

Humans do not exist outside the natural order of things.  To think so is arrogant.  We're another species making our way just like all the others.  We live at the mercy of our environment like every other species, and when the planet does decide to smack us around many will perish, and maybe the strong and cunning might survive.

Instead we should look at the planet like we do our homes:  You can let things get run-down and trashy, or you can keep things tidy, maybe even renovate the bathroom.  And when you move out or die, maybe your kids will move in after a long and bitter will contention, or maybe your assetts will be siezed by the state to pay for your outstanding parking violations.  Ultimately we will parish, and maybe our nice things will go too, but the real-estate we thought our very own forever will still be there to become someone else's.

So don't save the planet.  Save yourselves.  Maybe when you die you can look back on your life and know you contributed in your own small way to the cosmos… or maybe you just left a messy house and some unpaid debts. 


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One Response to Mankind CANNOT destroy this Planet

  1. ghost writer says:

    Like Ziyal, I wanted to take some time to consider carefully and do a little homework before responding to this post. At the outset, I would like to say that by the strictest definition, we truly cannot destroy this planet. It has been here for a very long time and will continue long after we are dust.With that said, I want to take a moment to point out that humans do indeed possess the power to affect this planet. I am certain many readers can remember back to high school biology and the story of the peppered moth. When the Industrial Revolution hit Manchester England, the peppered moths changed color. When the pollution was cleaned up, the moths reverted back to their original color. While, perhaps not the best example, this story is evidence that we do have an impact.Based on the little bit of research I did prior to formulating my response, climatologists are not suggesting that we are killing this planet. No one with any understanding of the science of global warming is saying that it cannot occur naturally, or that it is not doing so now. what the evidence I have seen suggests is that we are adding to this process. We are speeding up the warming of our planet by our irresponsible use of resources.There is cause for concern as many of us will have to live in the new world which we are creating by dumping unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. If some sources are to be believed, the change from our current balmy climate to ice age could take as little as ten years, meaning we could all live to see the next big freeze.Consider also that our technology could be fare more menacing than we wish to believe. There already exist in this world enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on this planet several times over, and there are more on the way. The planet itself will still be here after a nuclear holocaust, of course, but it will be a barren wasteland. Could the planet recover and produce new life? There is no way to know.I highly recommend to everyone that they watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Regardless of your opinions on global warming, it is a well-researched presentation. The opinions Mr. Gore presents are backed up by recently-published data. I will not promise that it will change anyone's mind; however, I hope that the viewers will pause, if only for a moment, to listen and consider ideas that may run counter to their own.

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