13 May 2019
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The rhythm pervades
Revolution, evolution, circular, round, revolving
And the circadian timing.
The rules—our pledge as earth’s protector—changed.
“We” dissolved them.
Re-writing history in symbolic and real realities.
Feel the anxiety and chaos in our selfishness,
Feel our outrage against those seeking greed and power over a sustainable future.
Circling and circling
Like dark angels ready for spring
And succession of plenty.
Devolution is not tolerable,
Only forward rhythmic action, cadence and determination to
Keep the circle spinning
Where is humanity’s generosity to preserve and protect? Where is our pledge with respect and reverence to continue humanity’s experiment? When will we realize that we are miniscule in the narrative about the natural world?
Nature always will reinvent herself, discovering ways to become anew.
“Life as We Know It: Plant and animal species are disappearing faster than at any time in recorded history. We know who is to blame” by The Editorial Board of The New York Times (which represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher and does not include the newsroom and the Op-Ed sections) wrote this poignant editorial. Here is a quote from the piece:
As The Times’s Brad Plumer recently noted, many ecologists insist that species are worth saving on their own, that it’s simply morally wrong to drive any living creature to extinction. The new report deliberately adds a powerful practical motive to the spiritual one: Biodiversity loss, it says, is an urgent issue for human well-being, providing billions and billions of dollars in what experts call “ecosystem services.” Wetlands clean and purify water. Coral reefs nourish vast fish populations that feed the world. Organic matter in the soil nourishes crops. Bees and other threatened insects pollinate fruits and vegetables. Mangroves protect us from floods made worse by rising seas. “Most of nature’s contributions are not fully replaceable,” the report says. But humans can stop or at least limit the damage. One critical task is to protect (and if possible to enlarge) the world’s natural forests, which, according to a recent paper by eminent ecologists in Science Advance, are home to fully two-thirds of the world’s species.
You can view the full editorial here.