An Orthodox View of the Ecological Crisis
2. MANKIND AS ΤHΕ ECOLOGICAL FACTOR.
There is nο hesitation about the exclusive factor of the ecological Problem, i.e. mankind. Mankind by acting wrongly provoked the ecological crisis, but misguided actions are not a permanent and original natural tedency in man, but an elective activity, formed by his mentality: the human conception about himself, about the world and about God. Mentality is the way of thinking; the human «nous» (mind) is the center that motivates the destructive activity against nature.