It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it " - Billy Joel
Now imagine a million such touches at many parts of the lake - now no point on the lake's surface is immune to some ripple confluence. In such a situation of continuous ripple creations: at any given point on the surface of lake, every second, a floating but environmentally-sensitive being would experience seemingly random ups and downs. It could complain as much as it wants but its futile.
Our 'collective karmic veil' is dynamic and confluent of the multiple energy expression its exposed to since even the big bang . What one does or 'causes' is not even of one's own volition. Its like a dynamic script that changes with more conscious beings' participation.
All's well and right as the scheme of things should be. So float or surf!