Understanding the Anthropocene – we have cast our planet adrift on a dangerous voyage, and need to take charge before it is too late.
Our only home is adrift, and moving fast into dangerous waters. We need to man up, take over the controls, and bring it to safer waters. The terrible irony is that Earth is adrift because of our unthinking actions. It’s high time to clean up the messes we have made. Yet mostly, we do not … Continue reading
Once a year, on Earth Day, many of us pause to think about matters environmental. Then we get on with our lives. Yet the ‘matters environmental’ get more serious year by year, and I wonder why so many of us fail to see the obvious. Today I try to summarize the problem by looking at … Continue reading
At a time when ethical behavior seems thoroughly old-fashioned and un-rewarding, when selfish greed appears to rule the day, an ethical argument could capture attention and galvanize action to save coral reefs. It was July 2008, a long time ago now. I and a couple thousand coral reef researchers and managers were in Fort Lauderdale, … Continue reading