Earlier this week, I blogged about a slow but noticeable shift in the way the world thinks and talks about the intersection between nature and people.
Yet despite this progress, I would argue that our industrialized society remains largely disconnected from the natural world. Too many people still think of environmental issues as occupying a separate section of the newspaper or government ministry. Most people I know don’t realize that when they buy Valentine’s Day candy next month, they may be unwittingly contributing to rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. Or that protecting a species they’ve never heard of thousands of miles away could one day save many lives.
This brings me to our newest blog series: “Making the Links.” At the end of each month, I’ll share a selection of recent news links that have left out part of the story. At first glance, some of these articles appear unrelated to the health of the Earth; others may seem irrelevant to human well-being. My goal is to bring these connections to the surface. Continue reading