Maybe this time …

»We should worry but not despair. The rock record shows after each mass extinction, the organismically interweaving biosphere has regrown to form more species, cell types, metabolic skills, areas settled, networked intelligences, and complex sensory skills than before. Maybe this time, instead of hurting it, we can help it continue its multispecies energy-transducing recycling ways for billions of years more.«

Dorion Sagan, »Beautiful Monsters: Terra in the Cyanocene«, in: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, hg. von Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan, Nils Bubandt, Minneapolis und London 2017


»This is what I am now trying to explain to those who will listen to my words. Maybe it will make them wiser? But it is true that if they continue to follow this path we will all perish. This already happened to many other people of the forest on this land of Brazil, but this time I think that even the white people will not survive.«

Davi Kopenawa, Bruce Albert, The Falling Sky. Words of a Yanomami Shaman, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London 2013