Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why the separation of "Humans" from "Nature" is a dangerous one

"When the choice is framed as Humans versus Nature, it turns out that most people will choose Humans." wtites James K Boyce in http://triplecrisis.com/environmentalisms-original-sin/
It is an excellent post with ides that coincides with many of my previous posts.

Today, more than ever, we need to realise that there is no nature separate from humans, all we do change nature much more than people understand, and have been doing it for millennia. I wrote:
“While most ecologists classify the biomes (nature types or ecosystems) of the world largely as if they were not touched by humans, the truth is that humans now influence most parts of the world, even to the extent that some scientists speak about the Antropocene as a geological era; that we actually change both the geology and climate”
in a recent blog post, http://gardenearth.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-to-antropocene-and.html
Other posts on similar themes are:
The solution to our ecological crisis is to further develop the human nature in intelligent ways, something I promote in the book Garden Earth, http://gardenearth.blogspot.com/2011/05/finally-satisfied-with-garden-earth.html

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