Posts Tagged ‘species’

New Study on Extinction Elicits the View from Somewhere

Before climate change took center stage, the most hotly contested environmental debate was over how many species there were in the world and how fast they were going extinct. A new review paper in the journal Science¬†returns us to the subject. How this study has been filtered and interpreted in the media is interesting. Before…Continue Reading…

In Praise of Naturalists

In his final column in a historical series about “how the discovery of species has changed our lives,” Richard Conniff notes: Were it not for the work of naturalists, you and I would probably be dead.¬† Or if alive, we would be far likelier to be crippled, in pain, or otherwise incapacitated.