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Religious bigots and venture capitalists have long used an assumed God-given ‘authority’ to recklessly and ruthlessly push through their agendas – in their attempt to both dominate and plunder our planet for their own short-term gain. A special planet, I would argue, that rather requires the so-called intelligent species to act as guardians of the earth’s precious sliver of atmosphere. An atmosphere so fragile that our robust pollution of it must surely be the height of incredible stupidity – this 18km envelope of life supporting gases supports the only life that we know of in an infinite universe. Precariously clinging to the crust of this spinning molten ball an ape with half a brain might have developed the chaos we now find ourselves in – on the brink of catastrophe. The point then, is to engage the brain’s other half, cooperate in the planet’s maintenance and, in the words of someone or other, truly make this a ‘heaven on earth’.