Peak_NatureThe rate of extinctions globally is now hundreds, perhaps thousands oftimes higher than the historic incidence. Could we have already reached—or passed—the point of Peak Nature?

SMills_110wStephanie Mills, LHDThe steps necessary to reverse the increased rate of extinctions (or at least attempt to) are easy enough to identify, says Stephanie Mills, LHD.  But implementing them on a scale large enough to be effective will be a huge challenge.

"In nature, there is no waste," Mills writes. But humans are notorious for creating vast volumes of waste, especially many ubiquitous and nearly indestructible forms of plastic.

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Read Mills' Peak Nature? article from the Post Carbon Reader here.






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