News from the Natural World: Humans have agreed that nature needs to be tidied up once and for all.
The human race has officially declared the new ruling at the UN Summit on Climate Change on April 25th. The motion was brought forward by the UK, the great nation of gardeners. In addition, it was seconded by Japan & Singapore, also avid gardening nations. The motion said that nature was unruly and also had no order or structure. Finally, nature clearly hadn’t ever heard of a straight line let alone a right angle. The report used examples of a section of primary rainforest in Costa Rica which displayed haphazard design and unruly nature.
“Mother Nature couldn’t even draw a right angle if she was slapped in the face with a ruler!”
Alan Titmarshall – Proponent of the motion
Humans agree nature needs to be tidied up
However, there were some vociferous critics. They argued that random design was a crucial part of the complex web of bio-diversity on earth. This chaos was manifest within all functional elements of the natural world. They used the example of the primary rainforest in Costa Rica. The critics argued that there were intentionally no straight lines or right angles. The rainforests are divided into four layers. The 1st is called the emergent layer, the 2nd the canopy, 3rd the understorey, and finally the forest floor. Each layer received a different amount of sunlight and rainfall. So different types of animals and plants were could thrive in each layer.