Since we are trying to save the world I think that it would be a really good idea to get a whole new perspective on the world. This is a really cool visual, it's called the breathing earth. http://www.breathingearth.net/
I am still absolutely baffled by the existence of a creation myth for our society, becuase though we have them derived from our religious traditions, religion is not a universal entity, and often times religious people are the source of conflict. Unless, perhaps as someone hinted, the creation of this 2nd chapter of the story of humanity lies in the creation of the Takers and agriculture. I am really excited to keep reading this book, I love how it pushes you.