Monday, May 20, 2013

True Nature: Revising Ideas On What is Pristine and Wild

Follow the link to an article from last week that has useful links to some recent work by geographers [Go Team!] on humanized landscapes back 5000 years. All of this scholarship is forcing a revision of ideas.

"New research shows that humans have been transforming the earth and its ecosystems for millenniums — far longer than previously believed. These findings call into question our notions about what is unspoiled nature and what should be preserved."

Link Fred Pearce article 

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