Tuesday, February 3, 2009
For the love of the world.
The species Homo sapiens has unarguably made the largest impact upon the Earth. By shaping and reshaping its landscapes, manipulating biological and chemical processes, and exploiting the species we share the biosphere with, humans have made the Earth their own. This possession comes with a responsibility to cultivate, care and repair—but without a united understanding of the importance of this responsibility the Earth will eventually have to fight back on its own. With ice, fire and rain, the balance will eventually be regained until the next dominant species becomes too greedy as well. The retribution has already begun; those who have realized this are fighting to educate the remainder of the species, to instill the knowledge and appreciation of the Earth and its systems in the young, with hope that they have time yet.