Prior to the dawn of man I wonder how many ecosystems and species were left behind as the climate changed and other "natural disasters" occured? Can you maybe name a few per scientific study of nature and the history of this earth prior to hominids and particularly humans? Humans have an effect just as every other thing on earth has an effect. That's life. While religion may not have all the answers, it doesn't hurt to honor principles and values given you prescribe to one. Taoism is not a religion I'm very privy to, but I doubt that it is the only valid one who honors nature. Actually, I think I'll challenge you to back that statement up. I rarely do this. Tell me about Tao and teach me how other religions fail to honor nature.