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    Posted: August 19 2017 at 16:10
I don't mean this in a mean way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2017 at 20:11
Mother Earth doesn't quite need our help to be alive and fine, and recycling cannot save us either. Our human race is about done... (i.e. run out of time to save our ass) so we're about to testify our own human life tragedy on planet Earth.....  

PS: I'm not being pessimistic at all

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2017 at 20:45
Once humans get out of the way the planet will be fine, recycling just scratches the guilt itch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2017 at 22:26
Recently saw an episode of "Adam Ruins Everything" about this.  Even conscientious recycling by every human would be a drop in the bucket compared to the damage caused by the poisonous industrial, automotive, and energy by-products we introduce into the environment on a daily basis.  Couple that with our aggressive worldwide deforestation policies and recycling won't make any difference.  All that can stop our destructive trends is wholesale worldwide political change...not holding my breath.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2017 at 01:29
it won't be enough to really save it, but it's definitely an obligatory step

but the best wastes are the ones that aren't getting produced/created/consumed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2017 at 03:24
The planets ultimate demise will have nothing to do with us. There will be several massive die-offs of all organisms larger than a few hundred cells before the planet is eventually consumed by the sun's big flame out. 

What it might possibly accomplish is making the earth a little less crap filled for the time that we occupy it. That might be nice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2017 at 06:55
obviously not.. but yeah.. it is a good responsible step towards perserving what we haven't f**ked up already. 

The more important question.. would renewable energy save the planet
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2017 at 07:34
^errm .. I fear I just can't help but asking the same question to government and corporate market authorities ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2017 at 09:06
No, but it will make us feel better about ourselves as we rush headlong towards utter destruction.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2017 at 01:33
Obviously not, but as part of an extensive range of environmental strategies, it could be a small contributing factor in turning things around.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2017 at 06:35
It's kind of a mixed bag.
 
Even though this article is from 2008, it's an interesting read from different angles:
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2017 at 07:09
Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. The world population is growing, not shrinking, and currently each human being adds significant waste to the planet over his or her lifetime. I know that more and more building companies work with mobile screening & crushing machines. In such way it reduces unneccesary waste and saves money.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2017 at 07:14
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Recently saw an episode of "Adam Ruins Everything" about this.  Even conscientious recycling by every human would be a drop in the bucket compared to the damage caused by the poisonous industrial, automotive, and energy by-products we introduce into the environment on a daily basis.  Couple that with our aggressive worldwide deforestation policies and recycling won't make any difference.  All that can stop our destructive trends is wholesale worldwide political change...not holding my breath.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2017 at 08:23
Most of the ecological destruction comes from captialism's wasteful practices and the military's of the world conducting destructive experiments. All of the problems have already been solved. They simply are not allowed to be implemented. Until these forces are reined in, the deeds of the average human are a drop in the bucket. Necessary but not enough

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2017 at 10:31
Earth will be fine for a few million years after the human race nukes itself to extinction.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 08:15
No....aliens will.....the ones from outer space btw.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 11:11
The Earth is in no danger.

But in the sense that you mean it, no it won't. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 14:40
I mean, no that alone won't do it but as part of a larger, more in depth change to how we live sure. 
Unless we've already sent the process of ruin past the point of no return in which case it don't matter :)
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