From the end of World War II until the 90s; the entire world was one crazed general, one insane bomber pilot, one rogue sub commander away from the end of the world.
And then Y2K. And then the “Left Behind” series.
Why take of care something that’s going to be destroyed?
That’s part of our problem, we’ve grown up hearing about how awful everything is, and how it’s all going to end (Now it’s 2012). Why take care of it? We might as well use it up for all its worth.
But it’s 2010, the world hasn’t ended, and it’s not going too anytime soon.