I remember thinking, in the 1970s, that once people became aware of the ecological crisis -- disappearing species, polluted rivers, poisoned air -- that the necessary changes would be simple.
I found myself pondering deeper questions, such as what it means to identify one species from another, how evolution really works, and how the complexity of soil ecology might inform…
My hope for the post-pandemic world is that we slow down, seek answers by observing nature, learn about mutual learning, deepen our respect for the wild and unmanaged world, and…
"Revolution these days is a communications struggle, a war of images." - Bob Hunter, 1941 - 2005
There are over a million ecology books in print, and sorting through them might be a challenge. These are some of the essential classics in the field.
We live in the era of peak oil, but just as the modern oil industry attempts to deny the effects of carbon emissions, the industry has also found it convenient…
"I did not set out to be an environmental lawyer. I simply agreed to seek a remedy for 30,000 victims for the destruction of their lands and water..."
Dorothy's political savvy and journalist network made the campaign a huge story across Canada and the US.
Rewilding gives land back to the complex, diverse natural processes of evolution, and the results can be astounding.
Our climate crisis, our biodiversity crisis, our depleted soils, and humanitarian crises, are all symptoms of the unrealistic scale of human enterprise.