And yet we somehow think we are capable of replacing all of the ecosystems we are destroying with something "better".
“The Kaibab Plateau in Arizona became a game preserve in 1906. Deer hunters were kept out, and 6,000 large carnivores were deleted. The deer population skyrocketed from 4,000 to 100,000, and the vegetation was promptly vacuumed up. In the winters of 1924 and 1925, 80,000 deer starved to death. Ecosystems pay an enormous price for the stunning ecological ignorance of literate, educated people, who spend years in miserable classrooms carefully absorbing spooky illusions.”
What Is Sustainable: Where the Wild Things Were
For the first billion years of life on Earth, all of our ancestors were single celled. One day, we aren’t sure why, a hungry organism ate a delicious bystander, and became the first predator. Predation inspired evolution to become very creative. Some organisms became mobile by developing cilia …
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