This is how John Gray describes the human species in 'Straw Dogs'. Sooner or later it, we, will become extinct. When it is gone the Earth will recover. Long after the last traces of the human animal have disappeared, many of the species it is bent on destroying will still be around, along with others that have yet to spring up. The Earth will forget mankind.
And the implication is clear. Good riddance!
The same spirit is to be found in the misanthropic utterances of Doug Stanhope:
"Want to save the environment? Then don't f*** in the front hole"
Shocking - but funny, and kinda logical.