Or shall I ask who is going to save the planet? Subsequently, the question becomes, is it possible to save the planet without first saving ourselves? Is the planet in danger or just the life forms that live upon and in it? The world is simply man's view. Man can have no view if life on/in the planet stops being. We are in a time of total cultural collapse. It's like being on a plane that is starting to crash and the pilots are saying over the loudspeakers, "So far so good", meanwhile back in coach you see the ground slowly coming up and you think," I can’t do anything about this situation, because, I don't know how to fly an airplane".
Guess what, the leaders, the thinkers, the gurus, the emperors, the politicians, the owning class, the ruling class, the captains and titans of industry, and the CEOs aren't too goddamn good at flying this spaceship that we call earth. Just like me, they are not too good at flying this plane. Their best thoughts and efforts have driven all of us to the brink of the abyss.
In 1963, it was estimated that Earth's human population was 3 billion. In February of 2000 it was again estimated that the Earth's human population was 6 billion and in February of 2009 it was already at 7 billion and counting............................................
This is exponential growth.