Half of the earth

The "Half Earth" Theory

One of the world’s leading biologists and two-time Pulitzer prize winner Dr. E.O. Wilson is proposing that humans set aside literally half of the earth for wildlife preservation to prevent the mass extinction of other species – what he calls an impending “biological holocaust.” Is this hyperbole?  Apparently not.  From the sound of his comments, … Read more

'A Plague Upon the Earth'

In a recent Radio Times interview, naturalist and “Planet Earth” narrator David Attenborough calls humanity “a plague upon the earth.”  Not a good choice of words. Yet, isn’t this just the logical conclusion of extreme environmentalism – valuing nature over humanity? From such a perspective, humanity is like an infection rapidly spreading across the face … Read more