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Going Green? Why?

30 November 2012, 12:00


I’ve been quite amused by some of the banter on these forums of late.  Even the deprived vegetarians are weighing in with their crazy ideas.  Hi Maureen!

Now don’t get me wrong, I fully understand the need for conservation and wildlife protections and all that, but just hear me out, I have a different take on this whole thing.

Save the planet, they say.  Save the whale, they cry.  Go green!  Clean energy!  Endangered this, endangered that... It goes on and on with tree huggers effectively dictating to the first-world how we should conduct big business and even to the extent that our lifestyles would be impacted if we actually listened to them hippies.

Let’s start with this planet for example.  Earth.  It don’t take no rocket scientist to see that our days are numbers on this floating orb.  I reckon another century or so and we’re all toast.  So, enter space travel. 

To be fair, I’m not a cosmonaut or astrologist so I don’t try to pretend that I understand the universe or the science of space travel, but I know that mankind has made major inroads in recent years and even Richard Branson is about to fly passengers into space.  So it seems only likely that as Earth dies, we’ll be moving to another part of the galaxy or Universe. 

And this is really my point, if you’ll hear it:  We know that our end is inevitable, that’s just what happens.  Things live and then they die.  Simple as that.  No more, no less.  Garbage in, garbage out - if you get my meaning.

The dinosaurs had their time, then they went bang.  It happens.  So wouldn’t it be more wise for us as the human race to spend our time, money and effort on causes that actually make a difference for future generations to come?

Why are we spending so much money on trying to save a handful of species who’s days are clearly numbered?  As in life, their time is up.  Let them die.

This could be anything really.  Mother Nature will adjust, like she always has, and the ecosystems will balance out once again.  No problem.

Can we live without elephants, whales, rhinos, pandas or even American Bison?  If course we can.  Yes, we can!  (to borrow a phrase).

When it’s your time it’s your time.  If any species is about to check out then I say, let them go.  (Clearly they’re weak anyway or their numbers wouldn’t be dwindling).

Same goes for all this fossil fuel nonsense.  Let’s get rid of all these ‘bad’ fuels so that we have no choice but to then look at so-called ‘cleaner’ options.  If the minerals are almost finished anyway, then let’s burn them and use them so that future generations won’t pollute the Earth further cause they won’t be able to. 

Now that’s forward thinking.  Thinking out the box.  But you have to apply and expand your mind to see the logic and common sense.

Instead of us wasting more money on saving things that are dying anyway, let’s plan ahead and use the collective brainpower of the human species.

Don’t all sing my praises at once, but I know I’m onto something here.

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