Humans are the largest force shaping the surface of the Earth today.
Each road creates new “edge” habitat in nature, and fragments the landscape into small units that are often less conducive to the persistence of wildlife.
The perception of high inequality in society has been associated with instability and strife in human populations
Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading
Humans appropriate about 40% of all terrestrial plant production for various purposes
Those who oppose legalized abortion should be vocal advocates of contraception and contraceptive education.
Scientists are not merely a special interest group.
We continuously reset our perception of what nature is and where nature occurs, codifying degradation
The rapidly growing human population and its global economy are not likely to improve matters for the rest of the biosphere.
Sustainability will not be achieved with rising human population and increasing resource use.