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Nov
17

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 …

1 comment

  1. John Poteet
    John Poteet says:

    The idea that humans can somehow manage to grow to 20 or 30 billions by expropriating 100% of the planet's ecosystems for our food, fuel and fiber needs is absolutely gross arrogance.

    Obviously humans can't figure out not to live in the storm surge zone of tropical storm areas. To expect them to prepare adequately for black swan events in even more extreme environments is ridiculous.

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