The San Andreas fault moves two inches a year. This may not seem like a lot to our fleeting human minds, but for the earth, that movement is astronomical. When the first settlers came to San Francisco, they looked over the sand dunes and thought to themselves, “We will build two houses a year.” And to our fleeting human minds, it did not seem like very much, but for the Xerces blue butterfly, who’s only home was the sand dunes, it was a great deal very quickly. And to the San Andreas fault, why, it merely blinked and suddenly there were no more sand dunes, just houses, and there were no more little blue butterflies, just people.
Tell me about a time when you did something small without thinking about the consequences, and it made a big change.