One frequently hears terms such as “Save the planet”. That is manifestly wrong: this planet has survived incredible changes in its billions of years, and it is not threatened by our collective stupidly: our species is.
This point is not mere pedantry: it is an important aspect of understanding:
o Who/what we are
o Where we live
o How we survive
The great majority of species which have lived on earth are extinct, as ours will eventually be: our goal is to prevent this from occurring prematurely.