..we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth
".. it is clear that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal. Yet if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, we also have the capacity to protect it. I believe we have an urgent responsibility to do so."
Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Llhamo Döndrub 6 July 1935 - 31 March 2008), is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama