Oh, the Humanity on Urt.
The recorded history that we have come to know -as fact, as a field of study- covers approximately four thousand years of civilization's history, a liberal estimate being five thousand years. Beginning with the Babylonian empire around two thousand BC, modern history starts almost at the same point when man began to be regulated with the codes of Hammurabi, around the same time as the agricultural revolution. However, all this is a very recent development in the history of humans. Modern man, Homo Sapiens ('wise man' in Latin) stepped up off of his previous evolutionary step in Africa about 150,000 years ago. However, even at that time, Homo Sapiens weren't all that wise. It took approximately one hundred thousand years for our brain power to develop to its current abilities. Fifty thousand years. For fifty thousand years, man has had the same mental carrying and processing capabilities as we twenty-first century folk now have. But, as we know, we are far superior to those ancient savages.
For forty-five thousand years, nothing is known about what the earth looked like to humans, where man was, where he went and where he left. The pieces picked up by archeologists from cave walls and old bones give mere glimpses at early life for man. The last four thousand years of recorded or recollected history all tell the tale of control of the world we inhabit, and the people therein. Humans have to be in and have control in order to prosper. Control comes in many forms; laws, houses to heat up and lock ourselves in at night, laying roadways across virgin soil so that it can be raped and reaped to feed the starving mouths of the world (exponentially increasing the number of starving mouths), nine to fives, credit, making grades, and oil economics.
For the first several thousand years of our existence on the earth, nothing controlled us but nature. Since then, the power hungry humans have taken charge of the earth, and the people inhabiting it, making their select truth everyone’s truth for four thousand years. It’s been said that the winners write the history books. For four thousand years, history has been made and written by a select few people, before which there was no written history; no winners, no losers, but balance between man and nature. Over the course of the last four thousand years, man has slowly been dominating more and more of his globe by tilling the earth for food, cutting forests for fuel and houses, clearing quarries for castles, draining its oil to hyper streamline life. This has put the earth, its fauna and its biota under terrible strain with higher global temperatures, bleaching sea life and population of people that can hardly be supported.
The worst news is that none of it can be stopped. Temperatures will continue to rise as the atmosphere thickens and the sun gets hotter. The oceans will continue to get warmer and more acidic as the life in them is trawled out at an astonishing rate. There will never be an end to hunger on earth, for if hungry mouths are fed, they will undoubtedly procreate more hungry mouths. So, there is no answer, nothing that can be done, but wait and see if nature strikes the balance back to more even odds, which it so desperately seems to want to do.