God said so,in the Bible.
Not all humans think that. Native Americans believe we are supposed to live i harmony with nature and to give back whatever they take or otherwise make amends and offerings. I'm sure there are other people who believes the same..<br />
Now industry....gotta have resources and as population increases resources will be tapped out.
In Genesis chapter 1 and 2 the Earth is created and God tells mankind to subdue it and rule over it.
Here's the NIV, "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15) I agree, though, we're to care for it not abuse it like we do.
You think you own whatever land you land on, the Earth is just a dead thing you can claim.<br />
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
i think because God said so.
Well if we don't use it, who or what will?
As we developed complex and abstract reasoning we came up with religion and viola!
I don't mean religion in the sense of believing in the Supreme being, but that destructive stuff that people use for power.
Because we were born here!!!
We were born that way