We must be the most selfish species on this Planet. I can’t think of another one that treats their ‘home’ the way we do. We were endowed with intelligence above all other creatures. We have let that intelligence turn on us. So much so that when we are given clear indication that we are destroying our own habitat, we are trying to bargain our way out of it. Often these things have to be looked at from the simplest point of view, in other words with no other factors involved other than what ACTUALLY matters.
Children that remain untainted by there parents most effectively recognize these actuals as expressed by Calvin here.