My position is that by taking a respectful position of the world and exercising some self control and thinking not only of myself and what I want, but the needs of other people and other living things, the resources that are available will last much longer.
I don't need to have the religious views that I do have to use conservation, self control and respect for the world. Science and other tools help shape our greater understanding of how things work. How we use those tools, as weapons or as implements, is up to us.
there you go.
this often ends up being a left vs right argument. the left loves the earth. the right wants to trash it. most people on the left who embrace this government enforced green crap don't have any idea where it came from. it is straight out of Marx. his reasoning was the same as the UNs or even our own current gov't. control of people and resources. Marx had another reason. he was very much against modernization of industry. why? it took away jobs and gave them to machines. sound familiar?
if you want to go for all this stuff, that's fine. don't be played. we are better than that.