A letter from Lola Jones in this morning’s Age has this quote:
We don’t have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it.
— Douglas Adams, May 2001 (Video)
I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about this, but this is a view I’ve had for a long time.
It comes down to this: the good news is nothing we can do will destroy the planet. It’s just a big rock. It will survive. The bad news is we can do plenty to make it bloody miserable, or even impossible, for us humans to survive.