Is the government really doing a lot to save our plant, because it seems to me that our environment is being destroyed more quickly then you could ever image ( a rapid decrease in marine life noted in the Independent)and all our governments our concerned about making money to build up their own countries.
If America spends money on the environment but no one else does it won't make a difference and it will have been a waste. If we don't spend money but every one else does it'll still work because we're only one country. If no one spends money we're all f***ed but if we all spend money we can save it together.
That's the point of view a lot of countries have (I just used America because that's where I live). They don't want to spend the money if no one else is going to and waste it all.
I don't think it's beyond saving, and there have been huge steps taken to fix recycling and use of fossil fuels and such in the past decade. I think if we keep moving towards more fuel effecient cars and planes and boats, as well as fixing the way we treat trash and what we do for recycling and all that then we could start to improve things.
Mother nature is also very good at healing herself. If we can really make an effort to stop making as big an impact as we have been then the earth can also help itself recover and regrow and heal.
Not really. Mankind is a long term nuisance, but the environment has survived far worse than us, multiple times in the past. Cometary impacts, supervolcano eruptions, extinction level events, ice ages, etc... etc...
It's far more likely we'll wipe ourselves out, and in something like 50,000 years, the biosphere will be fine, if very very different to today.
If you already forgotten we HUMANS are also part of this "Environment".
We build,hunt and do whatever it takes to grow and survive as a whole. The more of us there are the more damage will be done to ensure we make it on top. And it would be no different if cats or dogs evolved before we did. Its life and this planet has gone through much worse before we were around. Are you going to cry about nature and say we should move the planet to save the trees from a solar flare?
Life is life. Nothing last forever, that includes the entire planet.
I'd like to think it isn't too late. I think the key is influencing the younger generation in schools. If they get involved, they'll get their parents involved and they'll influence their peers and future children. If everyone changed one thing (recycled, turned off the water/lights when not using them, switched to a better light bulb, etc.), imagine how much better of a situation we would be in!