Mental exercise: Let the planet save humanity, rather than the other way around.
Mental exercise: the Earth does not care at all about humanity. Sooner and later, it will wipe us out and continue without us.
I wouldn’t say it as you did, because the planet surely doesn’t care about humanity. But it will go down like this: Earth’s stressed ecology will reduce our numbers and other species by consequence—it’s begun—to where those left, if any, can’t actually do anymore harm to the system. Yes, that means substantial loss to the human population, to the point it scratches for survival and growth economics is myth. That’ll be the best saving of humanity we can hope for, and what we’ll deserve.
@wion @simsa04 @ParadeGrotesque Perhaps the subtler switch I was thinking is that we can achieve a lot by thinking we're dependent on the earth, not the other way around. Too much "action" is based on a saviour complex still, and a desire to keep life/mindset as-is. But a true alternative is a fundamentally different form of humility.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko