Goodbye brave world, it was good while it lasted and haven’t we done well though, us, the human species?
With our brain power and free will we’ve managed to last a couple of hundred thousand years. I know it’s a few hundred million less than those brainless mega-cattle ~ the dinosaurs ~ managed but we’ve certainly left more of our mark on the planet haven’t we. We’re not leaving behind a few grubby bones are we, oh no. We went for the jackpot, the double whammy, we screwed the atmosphere AND the earth, the full catastrophe. Some doing eh, in such a short period of time, we should be proud of ourselves! But all good things must come to an end and there’s no use crying over spilled milk, or oil, or enriched uranium is there.
Anyway, here’s hoping the next lot do a better job than we have, seriously they couldn’t do much worse. See you around somewhere, sometime.
As fossil fuels diminish, the scramble to preserve our way of life kicks up a gear to serve short term profits at the expense of global sustainability. The more furious the efforts of Big Corporations to achieve their commercial objectives, the less likely the human race will survive in the medium term. Preservation will fail. To adapt or slow down the damage we’re causing to preserve (as they call it) our existing way of life, is not enough and is not the point. If there is the will to survive as a species we, as individuals, as communities, as inhabitants of this glorious planet must look to change our ways absolutely and fundamentally. Piddling around the edges of the fire will make no difference to the intensity of the flame whatsoever.
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