Looking before clicking? "Planet" and "Earth" are bad frames for saving the biosphere, our fragile life space.
If anyone is aware of any research on this topic, please let me know.
Hope this diary finds everyone well.
If we want to save the planet we need to stop calling it that.
Humans live in a thin strip of breathable air about three miles in thickness.
The width of life's home on this planet is about as thick as 10 minutes of interstate highway.
We see what we hear.
When we hear "planet" or "Earth" we picture our large, friendly and rugged rock orbiting the sun.
How could we possibly hurt something so big?
The truth is: We Can't.
The planet is going to continue orbiting the sun just fine.
It's the life space we need to worry about: thin, wispy and fragile.
More people would be able to see that our little sliver of air and water on this rock might be affected by what we dump into it, if we can stop calling that sliver "the planet" or "Earth".
We need to start talking about our three miles.