It could very well be that no intelligent (human like, with sciences, et al) species evolves on Earth again.
This is so true. It could be.
If everyone lived as I have done, global malevolent climate change would be reversing and so would overpopulation. If done when I did it (one child in 1988), the population crash would have been narrowly averted. The same with low eco/carbon footprint lifestyle (1998).
Yes, but not economically, educationally or culturally possible for so many around the globe. If everyone had done what you have done is a "what if" story because not everyone did or will do. You have made a beautiful case for what could be done and this is your offering. Offer more ... please! Constructive, educational, informed .... in the way of leaving a lighter footprint.
And the impetus, desire, motivation for leaving a lighter footprint comes from a place that we all share, .... even while many of us are subjugated to crippling economic, religious, and cultural ideologies and systems ... their are some clear voices in the wilderness.
The situation we have created for ourselves is entirely our reponsibility.
We are still faced with the reality of our present day because not everyone did the "right" thing .... which can then be seen for an ideal, a concept, a fantasy. We are where we are and I have personally given up on politicians in order to make room for communities who are not as dependent on the funding of corporations. Pockets of concerned individuals, who live as in community, will be the only real way to make a difference. We cannot rely on governments any longer. We can still vote .... but our energies must be spent with each other rather than with concepts or ideals or some sort of government plan, unless it, itself, is localized. If we can build our communities on the reality of our inherent interconnected natures, the Earth may have a chance.
We can only do our part in our own lives and educate others, vote for who may be better toward those objectives, and actively promote lower population and green lifestyles in any way we can. Through memberships to activist orgs, putting up posters, organizing screenings of various eco movies, contacting representatives, and posting on the internet.
This is to the point. Our lives are so short, so ephemeral in nature .... that one wonders if there is anything to do at all in terms of "changing" or "saving" the world. We enter and leave the stage in a short period of "time". We live in our communities, and while I cannot change what is happening in Africa, I can act from a place of understanding that we are all connected in this very human adventure and I can live that truth in my particular community. It is not mine or yours, but ours. We share it. We need to really get this because until we do, we will act from a perspective of separation which breeds contempt and violence. From the perspective of separation, all kinds of mischeif ensues.
It is unlikely that I would become benevolent king of the world with the power to stop the madness, so I am content that I do what I can.http://www.well.com/user/davidu/extinction.html
But you are a benevolent king .... nothing wrong with being an unsung hero, quietly tending the garden ... wearing a crown of .... that which you can generously and lovingly offer. That is precisely what a benevolent king does, and we are all loyalty here, all loyal participants with big lion-hearts for the offering. But our regal nature is also swamped with the ideololgies of either Democrat or Republican, this religion or that, this nationality or that .... all of which are just concepts of separation when there is no way to deny that we are all here together in the very same boat, a very small ship, regardless.