Nature Rebounds or does it?

Gotham whale. Humpback whale in New York Harbor, 14 August 2014. Photo: Paul Sieswerda.

Today we reproduce the paper by Jesse Ausubel (Rockefeller University) that presents a thoroughly contrasting and  generally positive view to that we reviewed last week from Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si, which presented  the meme in today’s world that we are slowly (or perhaps even rapidly in some instances) destroying our global environment. The positive trends Ausubel analyzes and presents are compelling considered in themselves, but leave out the higher recursion level, which is no doubt present in the context of massive degradation, not only of oceans which ausubel recognizes but also of most natural systems despite the positive afforestation and return of lands to nature that do exist. Read more

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