This topic came up in another post and some of the folks here that I respect made the statement that things are getting better with respect to our environment. I took issue with those statements but didn't really have much in the way of compelling evidence to support my stand. My take on the subject is similar to population growth. That is, while we may not be destroying our only home as fast as we were we're still going down hill; much the same that the population growth rate has slowed but the population is still growing fast. (Interesting that I would pick population growth for comparison ) I'd like to hear what others here think.