It is theorized that the true age of the earth is about 4.6 billion years old, formed at about the same time as the rest of our solar system.
The first hominid, related to modern man but with less than one-third of the brain size, evolved about 5 million years ago. Archaic Homo Sapiens, with brains similar in size to modern man, but with larger faces and bodies, first appeared 500,000 years ago. Modern Homo sapiens evolved about 200,000 years ago, which means our species is less than 0.01 percent the earth’s age.
Since its formation, the Earth has gone through many transformations, from its atmosphere (once made by methane, among other compounds) to its geography. Therefore, it is very audacious and pretentious that we (humans) would have the power to destroy our own planet.
The diverse interventions that we do in our own habitat affect our two essential survival elements: Air and water. As a result, in a few hundred years (if we are lucky), the result of our current acts will be the destruction of the human beings on Earth and not the other way around. The life in other forms will continue to exist or will adapt to the new reality (a planet with diverse gases in the atmosphere and temperatures 10-20 centigrade over what we have now).
Just like a malignant tumor, nature uses its own weapons to combat human beings (just like chemotherapy): Typhoons, earthquakes, heavy rains and high temperatures levels, just to name a few.
How would we change that and became a benign tumor instead?
Initially, we have to understand that it is our own responsibility as humans (no matter the color of your skin, creed, country, or place in society) to save our future generations as well as the 6.7 billion people alive today.
Additionally, we must keep protect our environment (included air and water) as well as continuing the “clean innovation” of our technology, in order to hand down to our children a better world than the one we inherited.
"When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned and the last fish is dead we will discover that we can’t eat money”.
There is no magic solution. We, as a unified civilization, have to take responsibility and rethink, recreate and perhaps even more important "react" in order to create a greener Earth for all of us.
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