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Author Topic:   E.O. Wilson Wants Us to Leave Half of the Earth Alone
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Message 4 of 29 (768054)
09-05-2015 12:05 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
09-04-2015 4:00 PM


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Half-Earth is his answer to the disaster at hand: a reimagined world in which humans retreat to areas comprising one half of the planet’s landmass. The rest is to be left to the 10 million species inhabiting Earth in a kind of giant national park. In human-free zones, Wilson believes, many endangered species would recover and their extinction would, most likely, be averted.

O give me a home where the unicorns roam....

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09-08-2015 11:42 AM
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09-06-2015 10:16 AM


Re: Altruism or just Truism
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pity this busy monster, manunkind,

not.



e.e. cummings

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Message 29 of 29 (830117)
03-21-2018 4:01 PM
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03-20-2018 2:38 PM


Re: Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies
caffeine writes:

If it makes you feel any better, nobody treated the northern population as a distinct species prior to a few years ago, while the southern population is a conservation success story. From being presumed extinct in the late nineteenth century there are now more 20,000 of them - the most populous of living rhino species.


We used to hear that a certain species was "extinct in Canada". No word on whether or not it was extinct three feet away in the US.

An honest discussion is more of a peer review than a pep rally. My toughest critics here are the people who agree with me. -- ringo

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