Imagine mentioning William Shakespeare to a university graduate and discovering they had never heard of him. You would be incredulous. But it’s common and acceptable not to know what an arthropod is, or a vertebrate, or to be unable to explain the difference between an insect and spider. No one
Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists Exclusive: only one species is responsible for coronavirus – humans – say world’s leading wildlife experts The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause –
The Covid-19 pandemic shows we must transform the global food system Our global, profit-driven, meat-centered food system is making us sick. We need a radical rethink It was bats. Or pangolins. To hear common narratives about the origins of Covid-19, there is a simple causal relationship between China’s consumption of
As the story of Covid-19 progresses, we see how governments react in their different ways. The United States are led by an imbecilic narcissist who elevates his own knowledge, or ‘hunches’, or ‘feelings’ above the advice given by senior scientists and health officials. The number of fatalities is rising fast.
When I arrived in the village of Los Encuentros in Nicaragua in 1986 to participate in a three-month building project, the biggest immediate impact was not the poverty, the lack of electricity and running water, or even the physical work in the heat for eight hours a day. It was the wildlife, especially the