“We are witnessing one of the worst extinction rates in the history of the Earth. Pollution, urbanisation, farming, hunting and over-fishing are all to blame. The number of land-based species has declined by 25%, while marine life is down by 28% and freshwater species have been reduced by 29%.”
“Mankind is wiping out about 1% of other species of life annually. Even more frightening is the realisation that despite the warning signs, the decline has accelerated over the past decade.”
Here’s how I see it. The planet, all its creatures, plants and eco systems, is in a desperate race for survival against the deadly cancer that is humanity. This malignant cancer, spreading at an alarming rate, is rapidly destroying the very body that it needs for its own survival.
While the brain of this deadly cancer is the most powerful on the planet and is fully aware of what it is doing, it is, unfortunately, not advanced enough to actually prevent the wholesale destruction.
Many individual cancer cells have come together and formed various organisations in an effort to save the planet but their efforts are doomed to failure because they will never convince enough of the other cancer cells to make the necessary adjustments to save the situation.
The best that can be hoped for is that the human cancer will wipe itself out before its activities prove fatal for the whole planet. Once the disease is exterminated the rest of the planet will rapidly recover and carry on as it did for billions of years before it became infected.
PS: Happy Monday.