The Silent Extinction

It’s really happening, right in front of our eyes. We are complicit. In many ways we are the architects. We have needs that must be attended to right now and we don’t count the cost. And the cost is high.

It won’t happen in my lifetime, I hope. It may not happen in our children’s, children’s lifetime. But make no mistake, it will happen. One day there will be no more and it is our fault. We did this. We did this intentionally and there is no one else to blame.

Perhaps it’s not a bad thing. Perhaps out of this extinction Life will find a way to reassert itself, to blossom once again. I would like to believe that animals will once again walk the earth freely. The skies will once again be blue and the rains will no longer be toxic. Fish in the lakes and seas will go about their business without our interference. Plants will have a chance to evolve as they are meant to without our imposed guidance. It could happen. I believe that it could happen. I want to believe.

The warnings were there. It was clear to see for anyone that had the courage to look. The naysayers denied it and perhaps that hastened the final outcome. I would like to hope that it might not happen, that the damage is not irreversible. But all the signs are to the contrary.

The extinction of the human race is coming.

18 thoughts on “The Silent Extinction

  1. scifihammy

    Nicely written. People seem to think humans will survive forever, but we haven’t been around yet even a fraction of the time dinosaurs were. If the human race disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow, I imagine the whole of Nature would breathe a sigh of relief.
    Even so, I think we could still change for the better and leave less of a footprint on our earth.

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  2. dweezer19

    Yep. And our younger people know it. Their souls are restless because they know it. But their minds are too distracted by technology to act on it. Many do but not enough. And because it won’t happen for several generations, the older ones are complicit. 😞

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      1. Léa

        Yes we did. But that is something we cannot undo. The question is, what are we going to do about it? I do hope that others will share this link and their thoughts. Thanks Pam!

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