Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 02:24 pm
“This I think is the future of our planet the Earth, although the correct expression would be “Earth’s death by a billion cuts”.”
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
The BBC’s ‘How to grow your planet’ series highlighted the conversion plants and trees had on a young Earth. Ultimately it’s these interactions between plants and the animal kingdom which keeps the earth healthy.
Humanity is a magnificent creature, but our numbers are without doubt overwhelming the natural processes. The planet doesn’t rely on us; it is just a ball of rock which just happened to be the right distance from its parent star for liquid water to flow. (more…)