Yes well most life on this planet is on the brink of disaster and extinction. It's already been named. We have caused the sixth extinction. Most life will be wiped out because of us, and it will take millions of years for this planet to recover from what we have done to her. Yes, what a fine mess we've gotten ourselves into..
'What have we done to the earth? What have we done to our fair sister? Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her.. stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn, and tied her with fences, and dragged her down.." -J.D. Morrison
or maybe that's why we aren't enlightened.