Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Let’s face it, things are most likely not going to become better anytime soon in regards to climate change. Although, I feel that ultimately God will throw us a bone or something, I know human nature all too well (Proverbs 19:21, Matthew 15:19). It doesn't matter how hard we try. There will always be some company or some flawed individual who doesn't give two cares to the Earth we've been blessed with, because the only green they appreciate fits nicely in their wallets (1 Timothy 6:10).
“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.”
― H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
Human nature is fascinating thing, for it is both beautiful and utterly terrifying. We complain even though we’re blessed. We question even though we aren’t meant to know. Although we as a species will likely never achieve perfection, I do feel that we can and will become so much better over time. I predict that in less than half a century, such matters as racial conflicts or gay rights will no longer be any sort of true issue. Then again anything could happen. The truth is that I don’t want to know the future, not only because I don’t need to, but because I’m also not meant to. The fact is that I love that we’re imperfect. It gives us an infinite amount of opportunity to prove our adversaries wrong. It grants us the chance to make God proud. Nothing requires change, for God is in control, and the world is as He desires it to be for our sake.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By the time the world is shades of Fallout 3, those people of avarice will be bone and ash beneath the old skin of a mostly ruined world. However, through all my pessimism, I hold hope that God will not test us beyond our ability (1 Corinthians 10:13). We as a species will become, with time, better and stronger because of such great tribulations as this. We’ve overcome plagues, genocide & war, enslavement, intolerance, and much more beneath the lifestyles on indifferent members of our flawed species. God only knows how flawed we truly are. However, as said by myself and others before me: Grace is the omnipotent understanding of human nature. For although He is more than aware of the dark, it is but one reason that He remains to be a part of the light. He loves us, because He knows us (Proverbs 16:4, Ephesians 2:10). He designed us to show that imperfection holds such wondrous potential, knowing what we were and are capable of in reference to overcoming trials and tribulations. Whether personal, or in total affliction, overcoming such tests has been what has made us better, therefore we must do our best remain patient and faithful, for God is with us…teaching us (James 1:2-4, Psalm 91).