pete75 wrote:Vorpal wrote:You think we're all doomed, so we should just carry on messing it up?
We have a duty to limit that harm as much as possible for our children, and the future of the human race.
If we're all doomed what's the point- we may as well carry on as we are.
It won't be the end of life on earth we are just one amongst thousands of species many of which we've driven to extinction or the edge of extinction. Is the human race so wonderful it deserves a future? Does any other other species kill vast numbers of it's own kind? Humans have brought the coming catastrophe on themselves.
But what if we aren't doomed? What if some combination of change and technology will allow us to continue and even thrive as a species? What if we can limit further harm enough that we are not doomed?
The human race may have done and be doing horrid things, but we also do wonderful things, works of art, architecture, music, and literature.
Does that mean we deserve to survive? I don't know, but to not even try is like collectively committing suicide, and I don't get to make that choice for others. Maybe the only choice will be to get off the planet because this one won't support human life, but I am confident that that, too is within our reach.