Do you think we are destroying the planet?

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  1. Zaiden Jace profile image66
    Zaiden Jaceposted 5 years ago

    Please explain your answers.

  2. Zelkiiro profile image96
    Zelkiiroposted 5 years ago

    I haven't seen any three-thousand-mile deep fissures split open yet, so I guess the planet's still in one piece.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Kind of my thought as well.  I just don't think mankind has the knowledge or power to destroy a ball of dirt and rock 8,000 miles across.

      Change it considerably, yes, but not destroy it.

  3. LupitaRonquillo profile image76
    LupitaRonquilloposted 5 years ago

    How many things made of just "plastic" were thrown just by YOU today? Now multiply that by the number of people in your family, city, country...Plastic leaches as it erodes..

  4. LupitaRonquillo profile image76
    LupitaRonquilloposted 5 years ago

    How many things made of just "plastic" were thrown just by YOU today? Now multiply that by the number of people in your family, city, country...Plastic leaches as it erodes..

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    Sooner28posted 5 years ago

    If you mean using up our finite resources at an ever increasing rate, then yes.  If you mean polluting our air and water, then yes.  If you mean warming the globe, then yes.

    Capitalism has no mechanism to stop the destruction of the planet.  Consider, the economy is best when we consume the most, and when we consume the most, we are using up resources as fast as we can transform them into goods and services.

    The argument can be put as follows:

    1.  If we value maximum economic growth, we must consume at breakneck speed.

    2.  Consuming at breakneck speed will eventually result in the destruction of the planet.

    3.  Therefore, if we value economic growth, the planet will eventually be destroyed.

    4.  Most people value maximum economic growth.

    5.  Therefore, most people are ensuring the planet will be destroyed.

    1. Silverspeeder profile image61
      Silverspeederposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Humans destroy the planet, we continue to multiply at an unsustainable rate, therefor the planet is destroyed at an ever increasing rate.

      1. profile image0
        Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The size of the population does play a role.  I'm just assuming it's going to keep growing, even if a very slow pace.

        1. Silverspeeder profile image61
          Silverspeederposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/
          The rate % wise continues to grow.

    2. profile image49
      Lie Detectorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Capitalism has no mechanism to stop the destruction of the planet."

      That's because capitalism isn't supposed to have a mechanism to stop the destruction of the planet.

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    Everything is fine. Lets just enjoy it.

    1. janesix profile image59
      janesixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're joking, right?

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Atlantis was destroyed and fell into the ocean. So everything is fine until we fall into the ocean. Can't we enjoy it... while the sky is blue, and the trees are green and the flowers are blooming, attracting birds and bees,
      therefore?
            But I agree that mankind must value this amazing world and determine to take care of it. We must see that it is bigger than we are and we must respect nature. Our world must be studied, so that we can comprehend how to harmonize with the might of nature.

      But we can also utilize it's gifts wisely.
      Lets not go overboard on this topic.

  7. John Holden profile image58
    John Holdenposted 5 years ago

    We may make the planet Earth incapable of supporting human life but I very much doubt we could destroy it.

 
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