If you were asked to prioritise what is essential to you very existence I am sure we would get a very wide varying priority lists.
There is no proof that existence is primarily in the experience of humankind.
Would your list look like this?
The Earth Magnetic Field.
Unpolluted drinking water.
Science. ( It by the way keeps silent only when the question is raised whether life is worth living)
Civilization. ( It makes us poorer because it multiplies our wishes, does not soothe, but kindles desires.)
You will note on my list there is no mention Power, Poverty, Wars,Smart Phones,Internet, Love. I would be interested in any comments.