As individuals we don't know very much and we have to rely on the media for information, but I think it is abundantly clear that mankind continues to destroy the creatures of the earth, toxify the environment, pollute the waters and the air, deface the surface of the earth and generally dominate beyond anything remotely resembling symbiosis. Whatever natural relationship we had with this planet is clearly long gone. So everything we do is essentially out of balance with nature. The blindness of genetic engineering, modifying foods and animals in ways which are now almost commonplace. The teasing into existence of the "superbug" of bacteria or virus through endless efforts to vaccinate and and inoculate ourselves against diseases which came about because of our unnatural domestication of animals. (Before responding to this, if you have not read "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond (Pulitzer Prize for best science book) you should. Without this basic text you really don't understand civilization.
We're doing better as a species in some respects with much better regulation "Clean air and water act" and Obama's recent SUV-killing gas mileage regulations, and according to Al Gore we did fix the Ozone issue. But it's not nearly enough. Population continues to grow. We're losing the battle.
Charity saves the lives of wage-slaves the world over, and for what good? They just reproduce increasingly doomed numbers of additional wage-slaves. I love the Jesus story, but the idea that God made us in his image and values each and every one of us is clearly pure, unadulterated horse crap. This idea serves only to guarantee that population will continue to increase, in the face of one simple, most crushingly obvious truth: there are too many people on this planet.
I don't know what the solution is, but shouldn't our ethics at least be informed by this fact? I think we should end Christian charity and begin by attacking the wealthy with these dollars. Shouldn't we simply outlaw inoculation and vaccination? Viruses kill us for a reason, the main one being to keep our population in check. Let the poor and the sick die. That's the way it has been for millions of years. There's nothing wrong with that. If you must have a God make it the Sun (not the Son). The sun gives light and life. Every single moment, every morsel, every breath, every drink, it all comes from the sun. Yet the sun clearly doesn't seek to save every person. No! It gives the opportunity to live and imagine in symbiosis with the earth. Can we institute some population control? I have friends who just had their fourth child. I mean, what is that?