Magic was never something to be feared. It was man's weakness that didn't allow the existence of magic to flourish.It was because of your weakness that such a wonder was almost wiped out and omitted from the world. You're missing a lot and you can blame your ancestors for that.
Humans think they're just destroying nature when in truth they are just destroying themselves. End of human civilization =/= End of the World. Mother nature will just laugh at your corpses, the moment it all ends.