If anyone is familiar with evolutionary theory some hold that from time to time, special events happen that are out of the ordinary and cause great changes in the ecosystem. This is the idea behind punctuated equilbrium, which is one of the major neo-darwinian views. Stephen J. Gould calls them “speciation events”.
Now, people complain about global warming but really, why is it so bad? Sure, weak creatures who cannot compete will naturally go extinct, but over time, new animals will evolve to take their place. This is not the end of the world at all, just a new event which will produce new creatures.
Why is it “good” to “save” the current set of creatures- since they themselves descend from other speciation events which killed off whatever might of been there before them. Why do people get so upset when this or that bird or bear of fish will die, when surely, many more birds, bears, fish, and many other new species (hence the term, speciation event) will take their place?
Isn’t it a kind of stupid human endeavour to try to preserve the little fuzzies just because we like them or ascribe some kind of ‘value’ to something which nature is totally blind to?
I say we should just keep on polluting, and see what evolution comes up with. I’m sure we’ll be suprised!