It has taken a staggering 3.6 Billion years for life to have evolved from one single cell in the glutinous soup of oceans that came out of a Billion years of heat, lightning, UV and gamma to create fourteen million species.
We cannot imagine those magnitudes of time. That is why so many people have difficulty understanding evolution.
All life on this planet has evolved to interact and support each other in one huge global web. The variety and splendour is breathtakingly awesome and we should celebrate it with all our hearts.
The green plants process our carbon to produce our food and oxygen.
The animals have feelings and senses analogous to our own.
We all have our habitats and niches and are interlinked.
Together we have changed the world dramatically. We have altered the climate, the atmosphere and weather. The world is how it is because of what life has done to it. There would be no oxygen without plants, no ozone to shield us from radiation, no fire to keep us warm.
Without an array of insects there would be no birds or insectivores.
Without the animals the flowers would lack pollination and fruit would not be dispersed.
We should value, respect and love it with all our hearts. This fragile web is what sustains us. Without all those plants and animals interacting we would not survive. They are our past, present and future.
Build a positive zeitgeist. Protect them all. Preserve our future.