Posts Under ‘environmental science’ Category

Ecologies of the Mind

As a child of the suburbs, my first real contact with raw nature was in 5th grade, when a friend and I built a treehouse in the woods behind the apartment complex we lived in. (This was a two-year pit stop after my parent’s divorce.) No adults helped us. It was pretty awesome. I used…Continue Reading…

New Ecology Paper Challenges "Tipping Point" Meme

The state of humanity is getting better every day. On the whole, people are richer, healthier, and living longer than ever before. We are also a┬áless violent┬áspecies, it seems. Statistically speaking, my two boys, born in 2004 and 2007, can look forward to a nice long life. Several years ago, a Duke University demographer said:…Continue Reading…