Out of every living organism on Earth, Humans identify the closest with a virus. We expand uncontrollably, we destroy our host (Earth) and we have no stable means of not eradicating ourselves without expanding to a new planet. These main characteristics define us as a virus.
We did not make the choice to cure the World. We decided to stay as a virus.
We consider ourselves intelligent beings, in fact, the smartest on the planet, but what intelligent thing destroys the only home they have. Every other animal on the planet co-exists with nature, their homes are built in nature not by destroying it but by using what they need and nothing more.
Animals live in the forests without destroying them, creating, nurturing ecosystems to support them and the other animals. There is a balance.
Then there are Humans. We rip down entire forests to build our homes. We destroy fragile ecosystems to support our needs. We completely wipe other species off the face of the planet for sport, not need, just for fun.
There is literally nothing that we as Human beings do positive for the planet. It is getting to the point of no return. Currently we are sitting like a stage three cancer and we are going as fast as we can to make the World become terminal and die.
When it comes down to it, the kids of the future will ask us ‘What happened?’ and what will we say ‘The money was good’ or ‘We had no choice’.
We literally pull every ounce of oil from everywhere we can. We destroy forests, marshes, deserts, prairies all to produce a gain for ourselves. What gives Humans the right to do this? to destroy other creatures homes?
The forests that stood for centuries get cut down yet they are one of the only things making this World livable with taking the CO2 and making oxygen.
Just like a virus we destroy the bare essentials for life without worrying about the effects it will have on the world as a whole. All we worry about is how much money it will make.