I've just been revisiting my favorite comedy skits.
One of the most thought provoking was from the late, great George Carlin on Saving The Planet.
In many ways I agree with him, after all, all the things we produce in the way of chemicals, all come from the planet.
We may destroy the environment for ourselves and thus we become extinct, but, after we are extinct, life will continue on this planet.
Within a few thousand years, there would likely be little or no trace that were here, apart from the metal, rock monuments and plastic.