When and How Will Gaia Take Action?
by Jan Lundberg
When one looks at a blueish star twinkling beyond some silhouetted living leaves in the sky, the beauty and wonder of the natural world speaks to us: this existence we witness as conscious beings is an amazing accomplishment of life on this lucky outpost of the Universe.
Our splendid reverie transforms to a jarring, ongoing realization that hits us first as a rude awakening. Reluctantly, we acknowledge this new era of unraveling and lethal chaos. Typically alone in our contemplation of the tumbling health of our Earth, we graduate to a profound level of despair and near disbelief.
As happy bloggers and dime-a-dozen philosophers, we strive to keep on top of our fast-changing tenure on the Third Stone from the Sun. In keeping with this imperative, together as readers of this biocentric column we now confront — drum roll here — the “Gaia Stamp-Out-Human-Plague? Survey.” The sole question offered in this study was complex or simple, depending on the respondent: Why isn’t Gaia acting to put the destroyer species, Homo Sapiens Sapiens, into its place, or perhaps boot it off the planet? Or has she indeed started to do this? (more…)