I am fully behind the Gaia theory created by James Lovelock. The data reveals that the planet influences life and that life influences the planet. Living organism are responsible for regulating the gases in the atmosphere and that these gases control the Earth’s temperature and protect it from the harmful radiation from the sun.
Because we have changed the organisms (plants and animals) that make up Nature, we have changed the atmosphere and are altering the temperatures and water balance on Earth. As a result of damaging the environment, we have caused changes in global climate. These changes are now affecting the growth of crops and animals that we depend on for our lives. The food shortages and death of environments (such as coral reefs, the creation of deserts and destruction of farm land are altering the planet and threatening our own extinction.
Near you, the Aral Sea is almost gone (more than 90% dried up). This has caused the destruction of a big fishing industry that fed millions of people. The former Aral Sea is becoming a lifeless desert. All this is environmental destruction is due to human engineers that diverted the water of the rivers that fed the Aral so that they could irrigate cotton fields. This is a great example of how human behavior is changing the face of Nature.
There are numerous articles by James Lovelock, the founder of the Gaia theory and he says in the article that it is now too late to save the Earth. I disagree, because I believe that human consciousness (a quantum physics energy factor) can help the Earth recover in the same way that prayer can heal a sick person.
I still believe there is hope for human civilization. However, before we “heal” the planet, people must awaken to the crises that now threaten us. Once we become aware of what we are doing, I truly believe that beliefs and hearts of human civilization can help restore the planet to the Garden of Eden it once was!