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