The article is by The School of Life, in partnership with CNN, as part of a series on living more philosophically during the coronavirus pandemic.
(CNN)The modern age has manhandled nature like none before it ever quite has. Previous eras may not have treated it with too much respect — the Ancient Greeks stripped most of their coastline of trees by late Antiquity, the Romans deforested large chunks of North Africa and killed off all its larger wildlife for food and gladiatorial fights (the Roman historian Pliny lamented how the nobility had destroyed Africa’s elephants to feed their appetite for ivory bedsteads). But the old world lacked the new one’s sheer relentlessness, as well as its dynamite, power saws, pesticides, guns and processing plants.
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