Polar bears may be in more trouble than we had thought. The environmental NGOs learned long ago that certain large animals were charismatic and could become valuable poster children for their conservation efforts. That’s why the giant panda features on the corporate logo of WWF, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, formerly and still widely … Continue reading
Those of us who express concern about sustaining the natural world see some urgency in the need to change our behavior. We see value in natural ecosystems and danger if we do not sustain them. Many other people do not share this concern. Will more clarity bridge the gap? On March 1st 1872, President Ulysses … Continue reading
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