ISIS in the Middle East; terrorist around the world; militia morons talking of fighting the government; Korea developing a hydrogen bomb; nuclear weapons stockpiled by nations; police violence; racial violence; religious violence; social prejudices spawning hatred; carbon pollution of the atmosphere; financial motivated dependency on fossil fuels; violence; mayhem; corruption; climate change…
This is mankind’s legacy for the earth. This is who we are. As individuals we are not bad animals; but let us organize in packs and we a blight on the earth.
There was a time when our actions didn’t affect the planet we live on. We were devastating to the weak and vulnerable of our own species, but the earth could absorb our folly.
About three million years ago Lucy (Australopithecus Africanis) walked across the plains of South Africa. It took over three million years for our species to finally gain one billion in population and the ability to change the earth.
We throw around words like million, billion and trillion until they finally seem small in our imagination. Actually, If you banged on your desk once every second, twenty four hours a day – nonstop, it would take you 32 years to bang out one billion, and 32,000 years to bang out one trillion.
The human race population reached one billion about 1800:
1927 – two billion
1960 – three billion
1974 – four billion
1987 – five billion
1999 – six billion
2012 – seven billion
And on January 28, 2016 @ 10:05 am – the time of this writing – the world population topped 7,397,975,316 and climbing.
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With each increase in population we increase the consumption of food, water and natural resources; we create exponential garbage pollution, release more hydrocarbons into the atmosphere, and increase our own destructive tendencies and ability to bring about global annihilation.
When we talk about pollution of the earth it is like blaming the mosquito for malaria: we are the virus.
We think we are so God Damn smart that we can fix things when they get to the panic phase. But, at some point, because of our pettiness and conceit, a hand is going to reach out of the mire and haul us down. We will reach a deserved ending: we will inherit the wind.
Have a good day