Irony of Progress and Planet saving ideas.
The Irony of progress is that humanity continually creates many things via thought in the pursuit of progression that are only of use to humanity alone. From controlled fire, to flint tool, to spear, to sword to wheel, to plastic and steel.
From hunter gathering, to farming, to village, to town to city. From community to tribe, to country, to civilisation. From production to eat, to trade, to commerce. From leader, to King, to queen, to dictator, to president. From collective assistance, to religion, to war, to greed, to assumption of power… Yes Progress belongs to humanity alone, evolution to nature alone. The Planet and nature has never needed progress, or saving, as progress is a thing created only by and named by, humanity alone.
The Planet has change and evolution in its nature and this is the very ‘nature’ of the sphere. Humanity has only progress of its unnaturally created inventions and ideas. For example…
The resources to bring a single mobile phone or computer and its screen and all the paraphernalia that is required for operation are enormous. From digging the chemicals and minerals from the earth. To transportation to various factory production. Transportation to other production via a massive web of other factory facilities, into the final product and packaging. Then to transportation to shop or distribution centre. The workers of many facilities and many places, manager,clerk,operators,cleaners etc all travelling back and forth to produce the product and those that produce the power and implements to get them there. The same procedure for the software manufacture to enable the product to work and the packaging of the product processes.
The workers that then driving the materials and product to final destination. The workers flying around the Planet to sell the product and advertising. The customer then travelling to buy the product from the shop and back. The disposal of the packaging.
The resources spent delivering the product bought online.
Road. Rail. Air. Power. Recommended retail Price? Any single product has a price to pay much larger than what is obvious in a quick profit made cost to produce and buy, then to transport and eventually dispose of. The dominoes of production use and disposal, and progress.
Just a thought... The Planet really only needs saving from humanity and progress. It is not always a good thing this progress when the final cost to the Planet and not just the quick profit of humanity is taken into account and analysed. All creatures and living things on Earth out number humanity vastly. Ironic how humanities ‘progress’ threatens all of them and also ironically, humanity itself. Might be worth remembering that for both the seller and buyer when upgrading physical items things just for the sake of a quick profit or whim. Over engineering things in the pursuit of numbers can be as just as bad as not having them at all. Humanity is now at the development stage where it can feel the benefits of progress and also see, and feel, the downside of progress. In the future it is up to humanity to decide if the downside outweighs the benefits. By then nature may have already taken the power of progress and decisions from the single species as it weighs up the benefits and downsides of having humanity exist. It would appear that nature is mulling over its decision even now. As maybe your humanity should too.
This article by PP Arty Work