It's a bit of a hard one to describe but i'll try my best, and give a little context too:

So my project is about the way that humans 'use' nature for their own gains. It's more about the feeling that we shape nature around us rather than working with it - even though we rely so heavily on it.

To describe it simply: Parasitic Interdependence

I feel like this is a bit too formal for me and might come off a bit pretentious but then at the same time I realize what i'm looking for probably won't be in the common tongue.

Any help is appreciated!

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    “(Over)exploitation of nature” comes to mind - but I'm not sure if this what you are looking for? – Stefan Dec 8 '19 at 19:05
  • Maybe something more along the lines of "anti-eutierria", but I still don't think that it really suits what i'm going for – Chris Dec 8 '19 at 19:31
  • . . . . dominion. – Nigel J Dec 9 '19 at 11:59
  • @Chris “anti-eutierria”? Less formal and pretentious? Lol! – David Jan 8 at 19:37

It's certainly the case that many humans exploit our planet as if it were a resource provided for the benefit of the human species alone. On the other hand, indigenous peoples all over the world, despite their geographic separation, have, for thousands of years, maintained cultures which work with nature, which strive for balance and mutual benefit. There's two polar opposite world-views right there. I'd suggest nature-symbiotic and nature-parasitic. Although even a parasite leaves its host alive... human-kind appears to be heading hungrily for a state where killing the host is part of the balance sheet bottom line

  • This is a socio-political opinion, not an answer to the question. – David Jan 8 at 19:33

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