Mother Nature is a powerful and wonderful thing. So much so that, we as citizen of the world, should do everything in our power to save it. Or should we ?
It is accepted by scientist that Earth is around 4.5 billion years old. In her lifetime, it has gone through five major mass extinction episodes, which has wiped out most of the living organisms on its surface each time. Some of those organisms have survived through all of them, but that is not the point of this article. What is the point of this rambling, you ask ?
What has prompted this article was reading the article  on how the Great Barrier Reef shows signs of adaptation to the warmer waters of Australia, which did not surprise me at all. As an evolutionist, I believe (or know for a fact ?) that things a continually changing and evolving. But what really caused me to react is the fact that a lot of people talk and write on how we should be blamed for wrecking nature and not helping her in return. I can’t help but reply to these people: “Mother Nature is 4.5 billion years old and can, and will, take care of herself. We should be worrying about ourselves.” We should stop pretending that global warming will eventually kill Earth (It might kill all of us, yes!). Which is probably what we are doing subconsciencly.
I am not opposed to the people devoting their lives to saving life on earth, heck I am!, but I wish to make sure that we have the right intentions in mind. Saving Mother Nature and Earth, however noble it may be, might be a goal that we will never really achieve (and might mean wasted energy). My thoughts, therefore, on the subject is to enjoy Earth as it is right now, lose the wasting habits, start recylcing, and stop fooling ourselves about our role in Earth life cycle. Let’s preserve nature as we like it and enjoy it as much as possible.
In the meantime, here is a quote I appreciate from an article  that you should read:“The disappearance of our planet is still 7.5 billion years away, but people really should consider the fate of our world and have a realistic understanding of where we are going,” said UW astrophysicist Donald Brownlee. “We live in a fabulous place at a fabulous time. It’s a healthy thing for people to realize what a treasure this is in space and time, and fully appreciate and protect their environment as much as possible.”