This question describes the human condition well. We always want more. But there are ironies in this desire. When it comes to biodiversity, more is certainly better. It is better for the Earth, and us, to have a greater diversity of life. But our actions of wanting more stuff, is diminishing the biodiversity of our world. We are creating a world with less life because we want products that have no life.
Even if we are to look in pure self interest at the world of biodiversity, we will want to save all the life that we can. We are given greater opportunity to thrive as a species when there are more species around us.
And if we see these same facts through a heart of altruism, we must come to the same conclusion. Life is good.
Less biodiversity makes the Earth more dangerous. Creating a safe place for other other life to exist, makes us safer.
When we consider what it means to live a rich life, our culture has it backwards. In some cases, less is more. In order for us to protect the life of this earth, we have to seriously consider making some changes. We have to consider using less resources, less land, leaving less waste, and saving more.
We are living in a world of quick revolution. But revolution must burn long as well as fast.
We must start a revolution of using less and saving more!
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