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Re: How are we going to save the planet?

The truth is we are NOT going to save the planet because the biggest single driver of human endeavour is greed and greed trumps everything else, however noble, however truthful, however sensible. It is like a built in obsolescence hard-wired to our brains.

Way back in 1989 Ben Elton's first novel, "Stark" was published, a brilliantly funny satire of this very problem that has proven to be more prophetic than anyone could have known.

In many ways we are wasting our time trying to fight the problem; because of greed and self-interest on an individual, national and global scale, whatever we do will always be too little, too late. Rather than prolong the misery we might as well get it over quickly, in the hope that a few surviving species of other animals might adapt and prosper in a new and very different world as humanity becomes marginalised or even extinct. Sorry to depress every one, but we might as well face up to it now rather than be surprised when it actually happens and much sooner than we think. But don't worry, it's in our DNA.

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
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