well.... This world was created for man. To rule over the animals. To rule over the created creatures however, when God created the heavens and earth, He put us right in the center of this part of it and said,'fill it, subdue it, rule it, care for it.' This creation that is good can be great! Care of creation is part of our responsibility as humans and as Christians. Why would anyone assume that God after creating the Earth would hand it over and then want us to destroy it?<quoted text>
It's amazing how many people don't appreciate (and don't want to) what the actual costs of doing business in the modern world is.(economy vs ecology).
Which, I believe, is why many cling to the insistence that this planet was created for the sole benefit of man... and that we might as well go ahead and "use it all up"... before the "creator" wipes it away in a fit of rage and wrath.
We must be good stewards of any gifts that are given to us.