Humanity I fear that you are losing the plot. Perhaps you do not see the evil future you are creating. Oceans as thick as sludge, choked with rubbish. Air like the worst pea soup you can imaging. The crust of you planet like a bad cherry crumble. I credit that those who started cracking oil to make petrochemicals did not foresee the results of their inventions. But as a race you have gone on to abuse nature’s bounty. Turning her forests into palm plantations. There may come a time when your young need to spread their wings and head to the stars. But will you have any offspring to do that.
You have time to change. You might start by replacing many plastics with less noxious items. Nothing should go to landfill. Everything has the potential to be recycled. However be wary the petrochemical can make fertile land barren. Every step you make has a impact, sometime good, some times negative. You have great thinkers and many scientists who need guidance. Do not leave your fate for capitalism to decide… or your worse Halloween nightmares may come to pass. The future is yours to decide.
Footnote: I am sorry if this posting comes across as a bit of a sermon, I set out to write something rather different, but my pen delivered this piece of flash.