Imagine a river flowing with the purest water, filled with nutrients giving life to the riverbanks and landscape beyond. The river moves through dense forest, open fields, high mountains and low valleys – all with their own specific animal life and vegetation. The vegetation and animal life regulates naturally according to the environment and nutrients made available by the river. If the water is disrupted in some way upstream everything downstream changes and will either die or adapt.
Now imagine this river is a blood vessel carrying nutrients, hormones, energy etc. to all cells of the human body. Everything feeds from this river of blood. The system is specifically and ingeniously designed to maintain balance at all cost. To throw this system out of balance requires (just like the real river) a significant and permanent disruption.
What could cause this disruption? The real river might be disrupted by dry season, a rock slide etc. but nature will always find a way to restore balance. The most potent permanent thread is human; people dumping vast, toxins, building dams, changing its course or harvesting beyond needs – basically controlling nature as if it’s doing something wrong. Read More Bodies in revolt