I wonder if it is so much curiosity now, or necessity?
Yes, prepare for a rant...
Earth's natural resources will not last forever, and cannot be reformed for many years. That is, IF it even can. I have faith that Earth, as an organism, will, and has, found means to heal itself, the problem is can it overcome us in time? We are all parasites. Maybe all living things are, one feeds off the other, nature keeps a balance, or tries to.
I just hope we don't become 'those' aliens. The ones that go from planet to planet harvesting all they can with disregard. You know, the ones the human race try to defeat in films.
One positive is perhaps, if/when we colonize other planets, and don't kill this one in the meantime, it will give it a chance to heal. The other inhabitants, the flora and fauna, will go on happily. They have no need of oil/fuel or electricity. At one time we didn't either.
I do not know if we should put our fate in the hands of our leaders and science alone and simply live our lives and not worry about it? Not worry about the future? Let those that follow worry about it? As has been done.
Honestly, our continuing survival on this planet is a problem we should be facing together, not quibbling and trying to hurt and destroy one another, warring over who owns what, or who's god is the true one. Does any of that really matter if the majority may face extinction?
End of rant. For now.
It does worry me, though, and I feel so useless since there is nothing I can do about it. Yes, I can recycle more, use/consume less, and I suppose if everyone did, it would help the earth, and in doing so, ourselves, although it would hurt the gods of economy.
It makes me sad.*sigh*
Do we really want to be known throughout time and the universes as 'the planet killers'?
Well, maybe it will strike fear in the hearts (theoretically speaking, some may not have hearts, literally and/or metaphorically) of anything else living out there.