Thanks. But surely global warming tells us all we need to know? The earth warms, there’s less water because of more drought, climate change creates local conditions for extreme events and the fires get worse.
Any feelings of loss and sorrow are merely attachment. No good comes of that. We can’t wind back the clock, and even if we could that’s just A different point in the realm of becoming. It’s not real, nothing in the realm of being described by Parmenides, Plato, and Plotinus.
The physical world is always in a state of change, and we cannot cling to it.
You had four words that interested me. Spiritual values, cultural values. Surely the feeling we get from walking in a forest full of life and awareness can be found elsewhere?