I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."- Thomas Edison I'm glad you wrote this essay, just a simply yet strong reminder about how we need to be careful with what we're given.
I'm not sure I understand your comparison to The Road, though.
But this growth resulted in poor environmental conditions.
It seems that every our achievement and advancement only do damage to nature.
Jim Clyburn said, “Environmental quality was drastically improved while economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline.” Smart cars are being made that help the environment too, so if gasoline was not needed at all the Earth would create more life.
With more helpful changes the nature around will flourish.
Everyone should assist in preserving nature because someday it may start to vanish.
Eventually the Earth will cease to exist if people do not start caring for the planet.
There is nothing to lose, and caring for nature will in return assist the human race.
Applying the necessary changes will allow everyone to witness the beauty in Mother Nature.