Sunday, July 17, 2005

A "Hero of the Planet" is Ringing the Alarm for Earth

I was originally drawn to this Guardian profile of botanist Peter Raven because he's the director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and it's his leadership that likely led to expansions like the Earthways Center. This article is also helpful if you want an introduction to or a brush-up on the concept of ecosystems, and also how human growth is damaging these systems and leading to massive extinctions of plant and animal species. While I like to focus on innovation and new ideas here at sustaianblog, I suppose from time to time we need to see an illustration or two of just how damaging our present way of living is to the planet we depend upon...

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