Unsustainable Human Activities: Loss of ecosystem services and the web of life that supports us
“I do not think we in any way should feel complacent that we are not on the list of possible extinctions.” ~ Richard Leakey, paleontologist
Every day that passes the world is in worse shape.
Humans are in the process of destroying more species on earth in this 100 years than have gone extinct in the past 65 million years. We hear overwhelming statistics and we dissociate. Earth is in human-caused crisis on almost every level – overpopulation of humans doing the wrong things in energy and mining extraction, poisoned and genetically altered food supplies, accelerating climate change, and destroying biodiversity to a tipping point of collapse.
Politics operates within the framework that humans are the lords of creation, and all life and the natural world are just a commodity for our abuse and…
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