This is the sad fact of the modern world. It is all based on profit.
To destroy our environment and slaughter its life: is that really moving forward in the name of progress? I don't think so.
The problem is we are incapable of sacrificing our comforts. It is too painful to let go of our possessions, of what makes us feel safe and secure. To ever want more and more exposes the fact that happiness is not found in things etc, but we ignore this truth.
When the oil and other world resources run out. We are going to see a lot of very angry people: a little like Greece now, but on a global scale.
Our current way of life in not sustainable and the sooner we realise this fact the quicker we can take care of what really matters. Life is simple and beautiful when left to itself. It doesn't need us to interfere with it all the time.