Your novel is, amongst other things, a human adventure experienced through natural elements. However, today, nature and its very existence are being threatened. What do you see as a solution to this problem?
The answer to your question can be summarized briefly: we need to reassess human greed. Looking back in history, man lived in harmony with nature for many years, but then a sense of ownership developed, and this resulted in exploitation of all our natural resources. In order to increase our prosperity we’ve abused these natural resources, and the consequences are being seen and felt today, and will be for generations to come. Given the limitless greed of humans, the earth has begun to respond, because just like human bodies, the earth is a biological organism with an intricate level of balance, and so when its balance is disrupted, it reacts. The only solution is a better relationship with nature, and a change in our behavior, so that balance can be restored. We need to review and change those aspects of human behavior that seek to satisfy unlimited desires- all which stem from greed- and to adapt new behaviors that respect the limited resources of our planet.