There, I said it.
To explain my not-very-PC tendencies, we’ll have to delve into a bit of biomimicry - where we learn how to mimic natural processes to remain part of an ecosystem instead of destroying it and thus end up being destroyed by it. For instance, the natural world has a way of striking a balance within itself, even if that means lightning striking and burning down an old growth forest to make room for a new one. The relevant human equivalent is where we extract oil from the earth to produce plastics which then choke said planet with the excess, eventually choking our resources to death. Which means in the end, we die off and the world thrives. So really, one way or the other, the long-term eco game is going to be won by the planet, it’s just a matter of if we’ll be around for the after-party.
Famed biologist E.O. Wilson once said that if all insect life on the planet was destroyed, all life on earth would end within 50 years. However, if human life was destroyed, the earth would thrive within the same time frame. World 1-0 Humans