What kind of world would like be if human didn't exist? Could it be better?
February 10, 2009 8:56pm CST
Environmentalists often argue that there would be a wonderful world without human being. No air pollution, no abnormal climate change, no extinction of wild animal, not mention explosion of population, traffic jam and other man-made disaster, of course including financial crisis which we are suffering:) Their remark warn us we despoil all the source we could do to our mother nature and in return with all the disaster mentioned above. We even deprive the animal's life in order to meet our selfish appetite. Do we have the right to do that? Only because we are "advanced animal"? Is it true? As we know, our earth has 4.6 billion years old. It has experienced various geologic vicissitudes which it always comes with is the decline of mass existed species as well as the flurishing of new species. The history of human being on the earth is short compared to other life-form. Before the born of human being, the life-form on the earth had been declining and booming for many years without the "help" of us. What's your opinion? buddy.
13 Feb 09
Let me image...en... the number of both wild animals and plants in the nature reserves is obviously increasing~~~ First,he forests and everglades will be reappear; But the cultivated plants will disappear,such as carrots, cabbages,etc. or they will degenerate as the figures like their wild ancestors we don't know...^^ second,the animals wandering near our place will be booming first; but the animals dependant on human,eg., mouse,blackbeetles will disappear~~~ there will be earth-shaking wars among all kinds of species; But don't forget that after the disappearance of humanity,left the earth polluted seriously rather than that of a leaf of white paper...i wonder if the animals will do the same again like us human to destroy the world drastically.
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11 Feb 09
well I don't believe in Gaia, but I know who you are talking about from that old CAPTAIN PLANET cartoon. I know what you mean, however, and I am inclined to agree with you. The world would probably be a much cleaner place if humans weren't in it. It is too bad that people pollute and destroy stuff every where we go. We have even started polluting outer space since we have started all these space flights and stuff, but I don't think it will have as bad of an impact out there as it does here in our soil, water, and air...
11 Feb 09
No us would mean that other species would dominate this world and somehow waste what is with us right now. I guess it was like in the Dinosaurs era they also grew the ri population back then and use the resources and maybe overuse nature according to their ability and intelligence. It was just fortunate that we humans developed more quickly and intelligence wise outgrew other species. I am pretty sure that if humans were not allowed to develop as we have now other species would dominate this world and would use it to their own needs. It was I guess luck that we were given the gifts that we go beyond out own physical limitations and innovate. I guess it is a gift as well as a curse to us in some form.
19 Feb 09
Well I guess that is what nature is all about. Survival of the fittest, in our time it is us humans that is dominating species over others. If we were not given the chance there will be others who may have dominated this world and make it their world as well.