I think climate change is the #1 way people believe the world will end, just judging from the people around me, but there are other ways the planet could end.
Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in hot water, got criticized for taking a private plane and all the damage they did to the environment that way. And the San Francisco international airport recently banned plastic bottles as well. To me, there seems to be this greater emphasis in this world placed by the people in it to save it, but sometimes, I wonder if that’s even possible, not only because of words I once heard George Carlin tell an audience, asking how are we going to save the planet if we can’t even save ourselves, but also because sometimes it seems to me we can’t even do anything in the planet without hurting it! If we take planes like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did we are damaging the environment. And it is even said if we watch porn online we are damaging the environment! But there are people working on solutions to this. For instance, if we eat meat, we are damaging the environment, but this is why people are now experimenting with lab grown and plant-based meat, and if we use gasoline powered cars, but this is why people are switching to electric cars. However, I’m afraid these solutions come at a cost. I don’t think you should just expect all people to simply choose to give up the way they’ve always been living their lives because of the environment. In order for everyone to do this, I believe, is a catalyst to destroy freedom. It would have to be forced. And some people won’t like that, like the yellow vest protesters in France. So, sadly, I think it’s an unwinnable situation we are now in. If we elect to protect the planet, we lose our freedoms and if we elect to protect our freedoms, we perhaps destroy the planet. It’s simply, unfortunately, another one of those things in life where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Since today is Earth Day on the radio earlier I heard a DJ share a message from planet Earth. That message consisted of only one word. That word was “help”! The radio station I was listening to thought this would be funny because of the abuse humanity puts the planet Earth through and because of this same thing, many people are choosing not to have children and causing populations to decline.