A way to survive
A way to perform
as the world keeps shifting and turning
the creatures keep evolving and learning
CHANGE is the norm.
Viewed from the outside, from space, our Earth appears magnificent, stable, and nearly unchanging – a blue planet. But those who look closer will see that inside the Earth, there is turmoil; solar storms pound the atmosphere, and on its surface, only one thing is certain: constant change.
Natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions create habitats that are conquered by nature and then transformed by it. In many parts of the world, the changing of the seasons brings about a fundamental shift. For herbivores like bison in the Rocky Mountains, winters bring lean times, while other creatures such as dragonflies disappear almost entirely from the Earth’s surface in winter and survive underwater.
But for wolves and wolverines, winter in Scandinavia is a good time, as ice and snow regularly claim victims, providing meat and carrion for carnivores. Without change, there is no adaptation – it is the driving force of evolution, the creator of diversity in all its forms: from the metamorphosis of insects to the emergence of plant species that, in turn, feed on insects. Whether it’s individual development or the history of a species, constant change is universal.
And yet, there is one creature that has propelled the changes on Earth like no other before: in just a few hundred years, we humans have shaped the face of the Earth globally, we interfere with the Earth’s climate, and threaten the natural cycles of our blue planet. A change unlike any other on our planet – for us and all those with whom we share this Earth.
A production of Terra Mater Studios