Cord -

Not disputing our imminent species demise, either. In my mind however, it's more about what are we leaving the future generations. Whether you or I procreate or not, others will. And the world that is left to them, in large measure, depends on what the current generation does with it. Do we use our technology to make the environment better for them? Or simply make it easier on us?

Sure, I would love to drive a Corvette ZR1 (or whatever), paying less for gasoline than for water. But I'm not willing to mortgage the entire well-being of future generations for my selfishness.

And despite how that may read, I am far from a tree-hugger.
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