MAN AS A PREDATOR 1)4)
Man is obviously and by far the most accomplished predator in this planet.
He lives off the animal and the vegetal world on a massive scale, as no past or present other species has ever done.
He has become a planetary parasite, much more than a commensal or symbiont, and the most important and global accelerator of entropy in the whole ecosphere.
He is also living off the geological spare boxes of fossil energies and raw materials, sending enormous quantities of waste into planetary sinks that are becoming less and less able to cope with such a massive and in many case un-recyclable flow.
In fact, he is using the planet as a gigantic commons in the meaning of Garrett HARDIN (1968) and not giving any sufficient heed to the disquieting signs of the negative consequences of his ways.
It is quite probable that the global survival of the man-planet system will become the main problem during the 21 century.
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