Environmental damage beyond repair, is it too late to save our environment?
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... Show More
Most Helpful Opinion
It's the prisoner's delima.
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.
Everyone just needs to work together.
What Guys Said 6
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.
yes we are f***ed, the coral reefs will be cone in 20 years and also shell fish probably won't do so well with the increasing acidity of our oceans and yadayadayada were f***ed
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.
Hell yeah frogs, bees, and fish are vanishing and with fish vanishing Pelicans are starting to eat small birds, cats, and little dogs that is not cool come on dogs!
No one is willing to do anything substantial about it, or they deny it's happening. So... party like it's 1999.
The environment is fine.
What Girls Said 2
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!