".. it is interesting to consider what we, the few generations of Homo sapiens to traverse this point in time, might be remebered for. I wager it will not be the Cold War between East and West, rise and fall of communism, not for various wars in the Middle East or terrorist acts; not for rises in living standards or widespread famine. All of these will be continuations of normal historical events. We will probably be celebrated for putting the first person on the Moon, and the computer/information revolution, but we will certainly be condemned for presiding over large-scale habitat destruction and the mass extinction of species on earth. The latter is a crime of our generation for which future generations will never forgive us. It is happening now, concentrated over just a few decades, destroying what four billion years of evolution has created.."