Michael D. Kerrigan
Author, egalitarian, and seeker of wisdom
I am awed by nature, respect and defend it, and feel strongly that we need to safeguard our environment.
If humanity is to endure on Earth, we have to protect and repair our ecosystems. We need to stop poisoning our air and our water, we have to stop dumping plastic refuse and animal waste in the ocean, and we must cease in the extermination of non-human species because all life is interconnected.
It is not yet known whether life is exclusive to Earth or if it is sprinkled throughout the Cosmos — or if it might even be widespread. There are 100 billion galaxies in the observable Universe, each with 100 billion stars, and most of the stars have solar systems. The possibilities, it would seem, are endless.
One thing we do know is that, here on our home planet, humans are destroying the support system for all life. If this continues, we will have to find a new place to dwell because Earth will cease to be habitable.