We cannot simply put things back the way they once were. Too much has happened. Conditions are far different today from what they were just one hundred years ago. Soil has eroded and become drier due to agriculture, overgrazing, and cutting too many trees. Plant communities and the balance of microorganisms have been altered beyond recognition by plowing and agricultural chemicals. Animals and plants are becoming extinct from the elimination of their habitat. The seas are becoming more acidic, and even the climate is changing. Even if we did go to the trouble of putting back the plants that were native to a certain place, there is no guarantee that they would thrive there anymore.
My idea is entirely different. I think we should mix all the species together and scatter them worldwide 1)↓, completely doing away with their uneven distribution. This would give nature a full palette to work with as it establishes a new balance given the current conditions. I call this the Second Genesis.
Masanobu Fukuoka, „Sawing Seeds in the Desert”
Here, people are carrying out various forms of human activity with the idea that they are accomplishing something. The last line refers to the figure on the left who is on his own mission to repair the damage of that activity.
Originally there was no east
This person is sowing seeds in the desert.
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|1.||↑||making seeds pellets as rich as possible, and sawing them in the desert – przyp. Amin|