Yes, we humans have been part of the problem. But we’re also part of the solution!
It all depends on the way we think — about ourselves, about one another, and about our relationship with nature. We can think of ourselves as separate from and dominant over the natural world, or we can think of ourselves and part of and interdependent with it. We can think of our human diversity as what divides us, or we can think of our fundamental unity in diversity. We can think of nature as a warehouse of resources, or we can think of it as a giver of life.
Sometimes it only takes a “aha!” moment to shift from one perspective to the other and to discover a whole new set of human values: biocultural values.