- Jun 9, 2006
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- Leiper's Fork, TN
Not quite. I think it is very important to try to preserve habitat. But if we don't address population explosion, I don't see that habitat being preserved for very long. People have a way of taking what they need to survive.
Are golf courses needed for survival? How much of our lifestyle is needed for "survival" as opposed to just maximizing experience of life (or standard of living)?
The human footprint has grown disproportionately with population growth. Certainly in "developed" countries.
When we buy luxury teak or mahogany furniture in the US are we doing so out of a sense of altruism for the starving indigenous of Borneo or New Guinea (who are actually getting displaced by starving Malaysians), or do we just want more cool stuff?
I'll admit that I don't want to give up electricity, cars, orchids... and all the modern wonders of stuff I can get, but where's the prayer of thanks for the sacrifices of Mother Earth to put this stuff in our lap?
We aren't entitled to anything (although we act like we are), but shouldn't we at least think about were all this stuff is coming from, and give serious consideration on how to keep the pipeline sustainable?