Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

March 19, 2013

In Your View

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ASHLAND — Humans are brief cancer on Earth

History has it the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. Dinosaurs lived on this Earth for 165 million years and became extinct about 65 million years ago.

The best information shows humans have been on Earth approximately 200,000 years. Since the beginning of the Earth, the climate has changed many times from hot, cold, water and land. The land masses are still separating from each other, and yes, the temperature of the Earth may be rising.

In the scheme of things Earth will continue to evolve and nothing humans do will change this. As time goes, humans are but a short-lived cancer on the face of the Earth, and as William Shakespeare wrote, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

So much can be said about our climate alarmists, environmentalists and man-made emergencies to stop global warming. The Extinction-Level Super Volcano may be forming or a misplaced meteor on the way, but either way, all the money and laws cannot extend the future of humans on this Earth. 

Ron Wedekind, Greenup

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