Ever read Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children by Greg Bear? Great stories.
I'm not sure how that applies here, and half of my higher education is based on genetics.
All I'm saying is that we're actively killing ourselves and our descendants, and it would be nice if we stopped letting politicians with corporate interests prevent agencies like the EPA from doing their jobs.
I see your fictional story, and I'll raise you a factual one:
What the ozone layer protects us from:
When the ozone layer is depleted, there will be nothing to filter out the ionizing rays of the sun, and then those rays will come through with enough energy to actually break the phosphate backbones of our DNA. It may/may not happen in our lifetime, but I'm sure you don't want your grand/great grand children to experience such a world.
Edited by eke2k6 - 9/23/12 at 8:59pm