I. The Shock of the Tsunami Triggers a Debate about Nature
A. The Issue: Should People Think of Nature with Respect and Awe?
The shock that the world felt in the wake of the tsunami that killed nearly 200,000 people around the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 pressed many individuals to take a renewed interest in basic questions about what the relationship between humans and nature should be.
Soon after the tsunami, He Z…