It's the only home we have - if we trash it, or allow others to do so, what then?
About 10,000 years ago our species appointed itself volunteer stewards. The learning curve has become more vertical as the centuries progress - the Sumerians over-irrigated their lands and now it is too high in saline for crops. More recently crops were sprayed ... See Morewith DDT; that error was caught just in time. Perhaps there is hope.
I do not pretend to "own" land. If anything, the land - being far older and vaster than I - owns me. And so it is my prerogative to care for it as long and as well as I can.
But then I am a Pantheist and others may not understand this viewpoint.
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