The earth has suffered and still suffers because of man’s sin. When Adam and Eve sinned, God changed the earth in some ways for them. When Noah’s generation sinned, God brought a massive worldwide flood upon the earth, which has forever changed the topography, geography, climate, and other things of the earth.
The creation groans under the burden of the consequences of man’s sin, and so it waits for the time when God shall release it from its burden, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now” (Romans 8:22).
May the Lord hasten that time!