Will man ruin the Earth beyond repair?
Can the damage done to the earth be repaired by humans? What will it take? I have seen people throwing garbage out of their car window while driving on the street and highway. I have seen people throwing pieces of paper, empty McDonald's, White Castle, Wendy's, and Burger King packages onto the ground, candy wrappers and gum wrappers on the ground like its no big deal. Imagine what the earth would look like if everyone dropped a piece of paper on the ground and never picked it up? What about air, land and water pollution? The list is endless.
The Earth is fine. When the dinosaurs were wiped out, 80% of species were lost. Prior extinction events took an even larger percentage of species ... and the Earth recovered.
In the case of today, we've started genetically engineering crops and using industrial agriculture worldwide, so the amount of land under cultivation is stable worldwide despite a growing population. We're feeding more people on the same land, and soon we'll be able to feed the same numbers on less land, letting more go wild.
Environmentalists have several reasons for the every more apocalyptic announcements if we don't drop everything and do everything they say:
* if you say it is the end of the world if you don't do what they say, you're more likely to get scared and follow all their political mandates; in short, say it is a crisis and get them to do what you want, whether it is one child policies or euthanasia or spend a trillion on pet projects because "for the planet" has replaced "for the children"
* if you say it is just OK and X is getting a little worse, people won't react like it is a crisis when you really want them to do a lot
* many environmentalists are totalitarian, they want to rule with an iron fist down to the smallest detail, and a worldwide catastrophe is about the only thing that justifies such total control of everyone
* for too many environmentalists, they worship Mother Earth and want everyone to sacrifice and live in poverty to create their version of Eden / paradise and threaten hell on Earth if we don't do as they say ... thus the faith in climate models that contradict real world data since 2000
They've copied religious memes of end of days, and they want the totalitarian streak on the left to silence the deniers, punish the unbelievers. It is a religious mandate to punish the apostates.
Wow! The environment and the preserving of it is a real concern for many, particularly when it comes to growing our food. GMO's are questionable as to the long term effects on the human body and animal habitat. Humans can't fix the problem of polluti
US rivers aren't catching fire like they did in the 1950s, the air is so clean they invent new categories to keep the EPA relevant. The world IS not dying, but saying that doesn't raise money for research or charity.
Jackie, yes the Earth will be destroyed unless people take responsibility for their/our actions and clean up the Earth and teach children to do the same.
If the Keystone XL pipeline is allowed to cross our country it will cause devastation it is for the sole benefit for Trans Canada, the corrosive oil to be sold to other countries and it will corrode and burst all along the way to poison our land, air and water.
As I said in my hub The Keystone XL Pipeline is bad for America.
You are right the list of people who do not believe or care is endless.
Thank you for asking this question.
You are welcome Shyron. The KXLP is something that concerns many and its about money and not human lives. People feel that as long as it doesn't affect them they can turn a blind eye to any possible problems or problems. God's Kingdom is the solution
Jackie, you are right!
God Bless you for caring.
You're welcome Shyron. I've come to learn that it is beyond man's ability to "fix" their own problems whatever that may be and that instead of making things better man has only worsened his situation (Ecclesiastes 8:9, Jeremiah 10:23).
The Earth is being ruined. The Bible states that God will "bring to ruin those ruining the earth." (Revelation 11:18). In what ways would people be ruining the earth? The time period when Noah lived was described in a similar way: "The earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God, and the earth was filled with violence. Yes, God looked upon the earth, and it was ruined." So God said of that corrupt society: "I am bringing them to ruin." (Genesis 6:11-13)
Have you noticed the mounting evidence that the earth is becoming filled with violence? Additionally, humans have arrived at a unique point in history: They have the potential to literally ruin the earth by wiping out all human life on it. Man has the weaponry in their hands. The earth is continually being ruined in other ways in that the systems that support life on earth---the air we breathe, the animal and plant ecosystems, the oceans, all are being degraded because of human mismanagement.
Think about this: Just over a century ago, did mankind even have the power of complete self-destruction? Now humans are exerting their power by amassing advanced weaponry and devastating the environment with their "experiments", without counting the cost. The rapid developments in technology seem to be outpacing man's ability to understand or control the consequences.
However, the earth's destiny is not for man to decide or control. Before all life on this earth is eradicated, God will step in to destroy those ruining the earth. That is His promise (Hebrews 6:18, Titus 1:2)
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