S.E.A. Aquarium by @breadboyshuan on Unsplash

When a shallow water coral bleaches, it begins violently ejecting its source of food, oxygen, and color: a photosynthetic microorganism called zooxanthellae, which shallow water corals have symbiotic relationships with. After depriving itself of what it needs to survive to the stress of changing environmental factors, the coral begins dying of hunger and asphyxiation, taking with it a safe habitat for thousands of marine species. This marine tragedy occurs for a plethora of reasons, the most notable of which being prominent environmental changes in temperature, PH, and levels of pollution- specifically plastic pollution- which is a connected environmental crisis. When…


Introduction

A beautiful picture of sun filtering through dense green forests by Kunal Shinde on Unsplash
A beautiful picture of sun filtering through dense green forests by Kunal Shinde on Unsplash
A beautiful picture of sun filtering through dense green forests by Kunal Shinde on Unsplash

When one looks at the history of life on this planet, they can tell humanity is only the most recent vignette in a story that is multiple volumes long. In the trillions of years before we evolved into existence, nature blossomed into an advanced civilization of interconnected species iterating through replication, mutation, and death. Now, we are established on this planet, and the ignorance of our self-proclaimed cleverness has hidden from our senses these naturally evolved lessons that quite literally encapsulate us.

Biomimicry is the idea that humanity will either be a failed trial, because it refuses to cooperate with…

Chloe Williams

A biomimic and innovator at The Knowlege Society.

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