I was only born 44 years ago.
A third of the Amazon is gone already, replaced by wastelands and soy fields. When I was born, the Amazon was still largely intact.
The Indonesian and Asian rainforests are doing much worse, 80% or more gone in many places. When I was born, they were still largely intact.
The "Great American Landscape" is a wasteland of ugly crumbling strip malls. The great Niagara falls is in the middle of a ugly crumbling ghetto. Much of it happened since I was born.
There are almost no true wildernesses any more. Kilimandjaro is covered knee deep in garbage. So is a lot of Alaska. There are plans to pave the Serengeti.
Many of the idyllic places of my childhood have been paved over for living space or commerce. Only the odd one out survives.
It is estimated that half of all living species will be extinct in 100 years.
Our atmosphere is poisoned by carbon dioxide, already irreversibly so, since humanity will never cooperate to address this. As a result of rising CO2, the oceans will soon become an acidified wasteland, as barren as our continents.
Because of human greed and avarice, these problems will not be solved.
What is there left to live for?
Edited by viveutvivas, 08 November 2010 - 02:42 AM.