Animal – Take Just Action
Earth has undergone five great mass extinctions; it is estimated that 99% of the four billion species that have evolved on Earth no longer exist. Animal asks us to consider the fact that human choices are causing radical climate shifts including animal extinctions and offers us our collective responsibility to nurture planetary development. At least 900 species have gone extinct in the last five centuries primarily through habitat loss caused by human action. Relatively recent extinctions such as the passenger pigeon and the Yangtze River dolphin, caused by, overconsumption and pollution among other human-created factors point to our hastening of all animal life toward extinction. What does this mean for human evolution as we look at our own death mask in the face? Facing this possibility directly I sense an opportunity for the falling away or dying of practices not truly essential for our health and development.
Excerpt from Contemplative Writing with Elements.