Is Destruction of the Living World Really Progress?

Is Destruction of the Living World Really Progress?

"It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world.  Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce."

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing.

If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?"  -- George Monbiot, The Guardian 

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