The way Western society sees the world and their connection to nature has changed drastically over time, largely due to the ideology of the conquest of nature. The threat of climate change has become an increasing concern, and the need to discuss it and change the way Western society think about our connection to the planet is greater now than ever before. My discussion will center around defining the ‘conquest of nature’, and how it shaped Western society’s destructive relationship with nature. I will also explore indigenous worldview, particularly Māori Kaitiakitanga and how that shaped their perception of land ownership and connection to the land. The actions of the Western world, based upon the ideology of the conquest of nature, has also shaped the way Western society must now measure deep time, and physically see time through geological change.