September 1, 2012

Love (bio)diversity. It could save the world.

Image: facebook via USA Science & Engineering Festival

That means loving not only our diverse selves and all the cuddlesome creatures, but the slithery-est snakes and slimiest frogs—even the creepiest of spiders.

Photo: mongabay

It’s time (well, a few yesterdays ago it was time) for a biodiversity love fest. Embrace all that is life.

Biodiversity is a fundamental part of the Earth’s life support system. It supports many basic natural services for humans, such as fresh water, fertile soil and clean air. Biodiversity helps pollinate our flowers and crops, clean up our waste and put food on the table. Without it we would not be able to survive.

~ Natural History Museum

Biodiversity not only has a life sustaining value, but economic value.

Yet we continue to voluntarily deplete it.

Environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev’s compelling commentary…

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