Below is article my mom passed me about Gaia as a living being. It's not mentioned here, but there have been legal efforts to defend earth as so. That way some environmental crimes could be considered acts against mother earth"
By Ferris Jabr
New York Times, April 20, 2019
Every year the nearly 400 billion trees in the Amazon rain forest and all the creatures that depend on them are drenched in seven feet of rain — four times the annual rainfall in London. This deluge is partly due to geographical serendipity. Intense equatorial sunlight speeds the evaporation of water from sea and land to sky, trade winds bring moisture from the ocean, and bordering mountains force incoming air to rise, cool and condense. Rain forests happen where it happens to rain.