When we perceive the environment or discuss the perception, we try to dissociate ourselves from the homeostasis, but in fact we are just a part of nature and food chain, playing our role in the maintenance of the planet’s configurations. For several years, we, as human beings, feel that the rules made by nature are not for us but for other creatures because we can think and act accordingly.
While passing by any vegetation of your place at any moment, have you ever thought that millions of tiny and big leaves are acting like photoelectric cells to make their food from the firsthand raw materials and ‘human’ waste to balance the ecology? They delicately try to maintain the balance to make the Earth worth living for other ‘not-so-self-sufficient’ creatures like us.
The plants are the broad base of the food chain and we are, perhaps at the end of it. We obviously try to invade the pyramid mindlessly at several levels to our convenience but as every action has consequences, we still find ourselves responsible for any natural calamity. One thing is for sure, the whole system is like a standing row of dominos, depending upon each other for support and if any one of the level collapses, human race might face obliteration.
Therefore, before any act like massive deforestation, excessive exploitation of natural resources or just over-population of the area, we should keep in mind the reaction to minimize the casualty and try to preserve the environment as it is. I would say, plant a tree, Mauritius.