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Re: An Inconvenient Truth - us ruining our planet

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But, having said that, I think that there are too many variables at play to be able to simply say that we are killing our planet.
We're unlikely to behave so badly that we literally "kill the planet". I understand there have been several so-called "mass extinctions", during which a large percentage of families of creatures suddenly (in geological terms) disappeared from the fossil record. And life continued regardless.

There's even evidence that the world has been completely covered in ice once or twice.

Arguably humans are causing the next mass extinction. And we still might even if we don't push the climate into some nasty (for us), high-energy meta-stable phase.

Humans are not significant in the grand scheme of things. Yet most of the discussion around the damage we're doing seems to be conducted in the context of "if Homo Sapiens Sapiens goes bye-bye then the End Of The World will be nigh". Far from it. Gaia fans would say that rubbing out our species or destroying our civilisation would be an act of self-defence.

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