This is why we need to take better care of the planet.

It’s not that we’re going to destroy all life by ignoring the perils of climate change, it’s that we’re going to destroy ourselves. This comic by Humon over at DeviantArt pretty much sums it up:

It’s always amazing how concisely a well written and drawn comic can make a point. The planet will survive and life along with it. Sure, we’ll take a number of species down along with us, but the planet will recover. That’s assuming we don’t do anything about it. If we’re lucky, and smart enough to realize what we’re doing, we just might survive after all.

But it’s going to get a lot nastier before it gets better if we keep going the way we are and the Universe, let alone Gaia, doesn’t give a shit if we make it or not.

Found over at Pharyngula. Kudos to the artist, Humon, for an excellent bit of work.

8 thoughts on “This is why we need to take better care of the planet.

  1. I love how the late George Carlin puts it. “…The planet…the planet…the planet isn’t going anywhere. WE ARE!

    We’re going away….The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.”

  2. The only thing that will reduce our impact on nature is to reduce our population. A fairly small population of quality lives is better than a mass population of slums.
    But, some slums are required in order to support those living at higher standards.

    I get paid well to maintain and repair my city’s buses. By maintaining an infrastructure that helps enable the existence of slums, I am able to live a high quality of life.

  3. You’re fucking yourself over big time and won’t be missed.

    10,000,000 years from now, the next species that develops archiologists will uncover some few signs of our existence and marvel and how thouroughly we managed to fuck ourselves up. So, yes, we will be missed. Just not in a “longing for our return” sort of way.

    And, like George Carlin said.

    Peace.

  4. The Chinese are polluting so it is our patriotic duty to out-pollute them. We need not preserve our resources, anyway, since Jesus will be returning shortly. And God said that he would never again destroy the planet with a flood, so climate change and rising sea levels are clearly an atheist hoax. We should not forget our Founding Fathers, who stated that pollution is vital to the safeguarding our freedoms; to do otherwise would be unconstitutional. The problem is that the 2% of scientists who deny the existence of climate change are not being given an equal say in comparison to the 98% “consensus.” Wake up, liberal morans.

    Sorry, I just thought it unfair that the arguments of the other side aren’t being presented here.

  5. Gentlemen ….. we simply cannot afford a pollution GAP!

    I dig it. Interestingly (at least i find it worth scrutiny) now that we know that the other planets appear to be heating up as well, might this be just the results of a larger system at play than we could have created OR are capable of curtailing by any meaningful degree? I do not wish to promote ignorance to global warming – it appears certain – but possibly to add more proof, and a slight bit less panic and guilt (Not to infer that anyone here needs my perspective …. I simply need yours so I may better evaluate).

    Also, this site is a breath of fresh air, and I thank you all for the past 4 hours of intelligent and thoughtful reading – my Name is Daniel and it is a pleasure to finally join in the conversation 😉

  6. Yes, I believe I read few weeks ago that Mars is apparently heating. I believe I read that on CNN.com. At any rate, I don’t know that it is heating up proportionally to the Earth, nor does that remove concerns about CO2. I am no expert, but if all of the planets were hypothetically heating up because of some increase in solar activity, that would not be a reason for less concern but more concern, given that it would only make the Greenhouse effect on Earth that much worse, if you see what I mean.

    Until the 98% or so of scientists, or even a significant percentage of them, say “all clear” I will be concerned about it. It should be one of our top priorities, if not our very top one (and I lean towards the latter position.)

  7. One of the Red Flags that concern me about the politics of Man Made Global Warming is the radical attempts to regulate normal human activity, similar to totalitarian attempts to regulate normal human activity. It may very well be that some of our activity NEEDS to be regulated, but the proof of that need, and the people involved in that need, leave much to be desired. I am of the mind that our environment is an integral part of ourselves. Indeed, we are made up of elements from that environment and depend upon it for sustenance. However, as George Carlin said, earlier.

    Peace.

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