My name is Zola and I represent Mother Nature. People think that God controls hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In actuality, it is I who controls the weather on this planet. I work with the sun and clouds to make it either hot or cold, rainy or snowy.
The reason all of you have food and shelter is because I made it so. If the temperature was too extreme, nothing would survive. But beyond that, your very nature itself is based on the survival of your ancestors. Had they not survived and found suitable mates, you would not exist.
I cannot control who lives or dies, but I can ensure that only the fittest survive. My process is called Natural Selection. If you’re too weak or too firm, you will not make it in the long run. You must strike the right balance in order to forge strong relationships and potential partners.
This also applies to the environment. All must be in balance in order for this planet to thrive. If there is too much pollution, the air quality drops and global temperatures increase. This affects the currents in the oceans, which in turn affect the clouds in the sky. This results in climate change such as flooding, hurricanes, droughts, forest fires and extreme temperatures.
Some people think climate change is fake — that the Earth goes through natural cycles of heating and cooling over time. This is true, however, greenhouse gases have accelerated global warming to the point where extreme weather conditions are now the norm all over the world.
This planet is our home and we must protect it for the rest of our lives. If you disrespect the planet, it will fight back. But instead of attacking just you as an individual, it will destroy entire cities and countries. Natural Selection will still take its course, but you and your descendants may not survive the aftermath.