But we can’t just declare it gone and walk away. It isn’t gone until we remove it from our minds and our societies. We can’t make the next changes until we fix this. And failure to make the next changes may well mean species death.
Who's on First?
Mike Meyer

And with this, I totally agree. Seems like we are in for a wild ride, because so many of us are beyond the point of caring if any species, much less our own, survives into the next century.