American biodiversity

2008-07-09

in Science, The environment

Byward Market, Ottawa

Over at Shifting Baselines, Josh Donlan has written a highly interesting history of American biodiversity, in the form of an open letter to the next American president. It touches upon the extinction of North American megafauna, philosophical questions about intrinsic value in nature, and then question of what should be done to protect the diversity of life.

It is long (for a web document), but well worth reading.

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