Since the industrial revolution we have been able to have a massive effect on the natural environment. We have drained swamps, levelled mountains, damned rivers, created artificial lakes, cut down forests and created huge agricultural development on all available fertile land. We have put millions of acres of land under road tarmac, city concrete and railroad track.
What was once natural habitat for plants and animals is now buried under concrete.
As the towns and cities spread, as the roads and shops connect we are creating one great shopping mall
As the roads intrude into the wilderness and the logging and mining companies move in the natural habitats are being systematically destroyed.
As our numbers spiral towards 8 Billion we are encroaching more and more into the natural habitat.
As our consumerism runs out of control we are converting natural habitat into palm oil plantation, coffee plantations, tea plantations, vineyards and all manner of other commodities.
Our waste products are dumped in landfill and washed into the sea. The air is full of pollutants.
If this continues we will create a concrete jungle. The natural world will have been changed forever.
Is this what we want?