Let’s make an Equivocation: A destroyed forest can not be rebuilt
Before a further message from the speculators and the vultures of the disasters passes, it is appropriate to clarify, especially to those who are not of the material (that is, most of the common people) that when a forest is destroyed (by fire, deforestation, landslides, etc.) it is no longer possible to reconstruct it. Only Nature can do it in a period not on a human scale.
This premise seems useful to mislead all those who are rushing, on the basis of Environmental Impact Assessments and restorations that are unbelievable, that after a destruction (eg for a public work) just plant some forest species that the restoration is carried out.
It is an affirmation of a scientific inadequacy without appeal.
A forest is in itself a single organism, where we find trees, mushrooms, ferns, squirrels, birds, etc. .. These living beings are in balance (symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, etc.) between them to such an extent that only elimination of one of them creates significant imbalances within the Forest Organization.
To feed this organism there is the air, the sun, the sky, the clouds, the ecological and morphological variables (biotic and abiotic).
In this dynamism the whole complex essentially remains cyclically similar to itself, at least if we consider the times that interest us here.
A perfect knowledge of ecology (today a subject that is still little understood even from the point of view of energy and thermodynamics) makes us perceive to be an integral part of a much larger Complex, the Ecosystem (or the Earth), and therefore to have as first value the good health of this organism.
Since all living things and ecosystems are highly complex systems, it follows that it is correct to attribute to these entities the denomination of “sentient beings”. So it is for a forest, which has a great variety of living and organic / inorganic relationships. A forest lives, reacts, behaves, responds and then elaborates “thoughts” that we can not perceive with our categories of rational and reductionist reasoning.
Now in this flow of dynamics, energies, balances, actions and reactions, the forest system is maintained in this way indefinitely without major permanent changes, unless there are drastic actions that make it escape from its ability to self correct. The forest maintains itself autonomously, without external interventions, apart from the need to be continuously supplied with solar energy, which will return at the end of its processes: it can not continuously accumulate energy, otherwise it would not be stationary or vital. The flow of energy is essential, as in all living things, which are “dissipative structures”, ie they are kept in stationary conditions far from the thermodynamic equilibrium through a flow of energy.
Humans are a component of this total system: they can live only if the complex they belong to is kept alive.
The emergence of cognitive phenomena in the forest subsystems (as well as the whole complexity of Life) means that mental collective beings are formed, and thus we can better understand the traditions of the Elves, or other entities present in the traditions of all peoples. of forests.
The existence of these collective cognitive beings has a duration, as mentioned, of an order of magnitude much higher than the life span of each single component, or of any living material-biological sense. In fact, just according to all traditions, the Elves “are immortal”. They live so much longer than us, who have been considered in practice as immortal.
As evidence of what has been said, human beings participate in this cognitive exchange when they come into contact with nature. The emotions that are felt in diving in an intact forest are the example of the exchanges we establish with these “sentient” beings and of the “energetic cognitive” wellbeing that we receive.
In the forest, therefore, all beings, in a system with a connotation of high diversity and proximity, establish highly sober energy relations with very low use of environmental energies.
Instead, in the cultivated fields of industrial civilization large quantities of chemicals are used: fertilizers, pesticides, energy from far away (petroleum products), and so on. Since the field does not have sufficient internal variety to self-sustain itself, it must be continually “maintained” with very dangerous foreign substances.
This phenomenon, defined by a scientifically revised culture, “Green Revolution” has generated a distortion of human thought resulting from the lack of co-participation in the collective cognitive energy of Nature. We are alienated from it and we no longer receive the due cognitive and mental contributions.
All this has happened in the last 50-60 years, a moment in the history of humanity.
So when we lose a forest for any reason there is no possibility of rebuilding that living being, and I assure you that, reading the Environmental Impact Assessments, of some Restoration Works, as stated in a well-known television program Lando Buzzanca, ” I can laugh. ” Although I sincerely cry for our children and our great-grandchildren.