I drew these butterflies, with a world map traced across their wings, when I was thinking about "The Butterfly Effect". (Click to go to explanation page)
The text I added to it is Barry Commoners first law of ecology,
These are the four laws of ecology:
- Everything is connected to everything else. There is one ecosphere for all living organisms and what affects one, affects all.
- Everything must go somewhere. There is no "waste" in nature and there is no "away" to which things can be thrown.
- Nature knows best. Humankind has fashioned technology to improve upon nature, but such change in a natural system is, says Commoner, "likely to be detrimental to that system"
- There is no such thing as a free lunch. Exploitation of nature will inevitably involve the conversion of resources from useful to useless forms.