I was listening to an old George Carlin routine (and see below) and was amazed by his insight. In his expressed disdain for self-righteous people who aim to “save the earth” he exposed the truth. The earth will be fine, over time it will regenerate and clean itself out. We however will be some of the things that it cleans out. In essence, we are the virus that earth needs to rid itself of if it wants to be healthy and functioning.
To me this insight highlights the need for us to work with not against or use nature to accomplish our goals and desires. Biomimicry as described by Jane Benyus and how it was used at Interface describes how we can Do Better by Doing Good for the environment so everyone and everything benefits!
It is an interesting insight. What do you think?