johnm wrote:Hmmm they might be a little confused, but their core message about the human tendency for destruction of itself and other inhabitants of planet Earth through mismanagement of the environment has had a bit of a training example in recent weeks.
Interesting article (published prior to Corona) I saw quoted which shows that outbreaks like Corona are becoming more common. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/ ... .2014.0950
Other discussions elsewhere linking those to loss of biodiversity as 'toughened' virus survive on the reduced number of animals which are in increased contact with humans as we are crowding their habitats.
(E.g. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/ ... pandemics/
- published a few weeks ago, but the concept has been discussed and understood by scientists for years, e.g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17135490
is almost 15 years old)
It is facile in the extreme to ignore the impact we are having on nature whilst also ignoring how much we still depend on nature to support our society.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.