“Being in this Covid-19 crisis is worse than being in a state of war. Wars are initiated by humans and can be controlled or ended by humans. But coronavirus is a show of nature’s power and beyond human control.
“Many people believe that through science and technology we can conquer nature. But through coronavirus, nature was speaking to us loud and clear that the talk of conquering nature is sheer human arrogance. Covid-19 has reminded us in no uncertain terms about the reality of human vulnerability.
“Human desire to conquer nature comes from the belief that humans are separate from nature and have superior powers. This dualistic thinking is at the root of our inability to deal with many of the natural upheavals, such as forest fires, floods and in particular climate change, global heating and pandemics like Covid-19. We seem to believe that, one way or another, we will find technological solutions to subjugate nature and make her subservient to human dominance.
“In order to address the causes of Covid-19, we need to learn to live in harmony with nature and within the laws of nature. Humans are as much a part of nature as any other form of life. Therefore, living in harmony with nature is the very first lesson we, humans, collectively, need to learn from this crisis. It is an urgent imperative of our time.”
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