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
Even Mosquitoes Have Value The other day, while being interviewed about the Zika virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIH was asked if he thought mosquitoes had any value at all. He said it would be wonderful if we could eliminate them totally, once and for all. I understand his perspective, given the range of diseases … Continue reading