04 August 2007

Earth Alone

I will stand tall and proud and say that I love nature and wish humans would stop damaging the planet so much. Humans are the only animal species that can so dramatically alter its environment. I don't mind the altering, I just wish we would do it with a little more care and compassion for the other animals on the planet.

Earlier this week, NPR interviewed Alan Weisman, who wrote the book "The World Without Us" about how the planet would recover once human beings disappeared.

While it would be sad to see humans gone from the planet, it is intriguing to think what would happen once we are gone.

More about the book here.

Hear the NPR program here.

Here you can read about the "Voluntary Human Extinction" movement which, while unfeasible, is certainly interesting.

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