Friday, February 6, 2009

Ecoconscious

Myth: We have to save the earth. Frankly, the earth doesn't need to be saved. Nature doesn't give a hoot if human beings are here or not. The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years. Over that time, it is widely believed, 99 percent of all species have come and gone while the planet has remained. Saving the environment is really about saving our environment - making it safe for ourselves, our children, and the world as we know it. If more people saw the issue as one of saving themselves, we would probably see increased motivation and commitment to actually do so. -Robert M. Lilienfeld, management consultant and author and William L. Rathje, archaeologist and author.

2 comments:

Gopinath's "Artickles" said...

How true! We need the home we live in. We need it to be neat and clean. But look how we humans have destroyed it from time to time so we have come to this sad pass in time where we need to learn to protect our environment from further damage! If we are handing over a polluted, dirty planet to our children it is because of our collective folly! I wonder whether we will arrest this process and try to clean up the mess we have on earth!

Mavin said...

Like they say

There is more than enough for our needs but there is scarcity for our greed.

Our modern urban life is based on wasteful consumption more so in countries of the West.

We literally need to re-learn how to live.

Yes it is all about saving ourselves. Serious water and food scarcity could derail our lives completely and make savages of us humans.

We must work to save ourselves. The future generations will take care of themselves if we save ourselves and secure our environment