There are many who are wonder that with the terrible damage we are presently doing to the planet, whether the place wouldn’t be better off without us.
There are so many disasters. I reckon the major ones are:
Presently I think we are in grave danger of totally upsetting the ecological balance of the planet and doing permanent damage.
Would the planet be better off without us? That is debateable but if there is nothing left that is sentient to appreciate it would it matter?
I have a few thoughts.
Well certainly the richness of life and abundance would be better without us.
And certainly there are a number of other creatures who are sentient (and intelligent) who might well prosper without us (gorillas, chimps, elephants, whales to name but four).
I certainly appreciate nature and have a great love for animals and plants. I would like to see them flourish and it distresses me to see them treated so badly and suffering so much.
Then, of course, evolution would work to fill in the gaps. There could well be a new highly intelligent species that would eventually replace us and prove to be more compassionate and a better manager of the planet. So that could be good.
But I have a fondness for humanity. I think we are a bit Jekyll and Hyde. Perhaps there is hope for us? Perhaps we can learn to care for the other life we share the planet with? Perhaps we will learn to be less cruel? Perhaps we will learn to manage the natural world a lot better and learn from our mistakes?
I’d like to think so.
You don’t value what you’ve got until its gone, do you?
And the cruel, vicious side of our nature is really our worst side!
But there are many people who do care for nature. That gives me hope!