Is climate change and pollution, the price mankind has to pay for being a successful species?
- heart o' goldLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Actually, we aren’t that successful of a species, we are destroying our own planet.
The dinosaurs, who lived for millions of years, were far more successful.
Then again, I guess it depends on your definition of success.
- ElizabethLv 76 months ago
No, it is the price we pay for being stupid and greedy in terms of how we manage resources on our planet.
- Anonymous6 months ago
It definitely is not the price for being a successful species. It is the byproduct of a world run by greedy and thoughtless men.
- Anonymous6 months ago
No but it is the price we are paying for how we've lived.
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- Climate RealistLv 76 months ago
Not necessarily. New energy sources do not have to be polluting and will make us even more successful that fossil fuels did.
- Donut TimLv 76 months ago
All species that are alive today are equally "successful".
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- KayleenRLv 76 months ago
The climate would be changing if we were not here, dont beat yourself up about it, you didnt cause it, you cant stop it
- JimZLv 76 months ago
Climate always change. The only difference is now we have a lowly group of humans that want power and money and they have created a scheme where they blame anything that happens on their fellow hated human beings and amazingly they lots of gullible ignorant humans believing their rants and lies.
Pollution is often in the eye of the beholder. Our CO2 which we exhale is inhaled by plants and turned into their food and they emit oxygen which we need. Our decaying bodies are food for plants and other organisms. Pollution to humans may be food for plants.
I work as an environmental consultant mostly cleaning up hydrocarbons. Petroleum is a natural substance and is readily eaten by bacteria. Even some quite toxic chemicals are consumed by bacteria. With pollution, it is more about dose. Most pollution will naturally degrade over time. If you are referring to CO2 as pollution, I disagree strongly with that designation and ask why not oxygen too or water?
Pollution is a price to pay to live in a technological world. We polluted when we were hunter gatherers too but we obviously had far less impact. In the US and other developed countries, there is enough money to pay for people like me to keep the pollution to a minimum or if there is a spill, we know how to clean it. We have to decide how much we are willing to spend to keep air and water clean. We spend a great deal and I am happy with that because i want clean air and clean water and I want to keep working.
- it is iLv 56 months ago
Dinosaurs were a successful species- they lasted well over 100 million years. I doubt humans will last that long.