Trees don't compete with each other. They are super-cooperators.
We cannot define who we are truly, without also defining the rest of the Universe of which we are a part.
When whales were at their historic populations, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir
Is it possible to redefine family to include all of life on Earth?