Man’s Impact On Nature : A Web Resource List
Edward O. Wilson Explains ‘The Meaning of Human Existence’
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What kind of person trophy hunts??? An interesting article about the kind of person who kills animals for their own pleasure and ego satisfaction.
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The human super predator revealed. Hunters and fishers dominate exploitation of the world’s prey
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27 Images That Prove That We Are In Danger
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How Humans Save Nature. A different perspective. What do you think?
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Humans are the worst predators on the planet
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Human activities that threaten biodiversity
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The world’s mad obsession with unlimited growth (check out the great hamster video at: 
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MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.
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Did Marius The Giraffe Have To Die?
I get so tired of these senseless killings by man who think they are experts on Nature. There were plenty of other alternatives !!!
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Isis are not the only ones committing great acts of vandalism.
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Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce
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When our economic interests are at stake, the war on nature resumes
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It’s time to shout stop on this war on the living world
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We need a new law to protect our wildlife from critical decline
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Ripping up the sea floor on behalf of royal profits
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Humans interfere with nature’s balance — Consider pythons and poinsettias
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Man in the Realm of Nature
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Should we intervene in Nature to Help Animals?
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Damming evidence of human interference
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Natural and Human Disturbances That Affect An Ecosystem
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 Natural and Human Impacts on Wildlife
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Human Activities that Affect the Ecosystem
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How Do Humans Affect the Environment?
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Human-caused environmental change: Impacts on plant diversity and evolution
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Poachers kill more game animals than wolves
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Five ways that industrial agriculture is killing the environment
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Do hunters know best?
 
It has become the mantra of the hunting industry:  hunter, presumably because they spend time in the field hunting something to kill, know more about how nature and wildlife work than non-hunters.  They chide non-hunters, city slickers, tree huggers, who they say have an unrealistic, “Bambi” understanding of nature, one where bunnies cavort with foxes, in a Disneyland atmosphere.  It is because of this “vast” knowledge that hunters smugly contend that they have the inside track on what is best for wildlife, conveniently this means hunting them!  And so, what they say goes.
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As people earn more, they want to eat more meat. But what if eating meat wrecks the planet? An interesting commentary by Bill Gates
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We live in a mathletes’ day of big data and smart cities, when computer models and cutting-edge algos promise to make the world an ever more explicable, predictable place. And yet we’re also inundated with all kinds of crises that few saw coming and even fewer know how to deal with: the financial crisis and European debt debacle, terrorism, civil wars, Ebola.
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We’re constantly trading elements of ourselves with the environment (and vice versa), and we are, therefore, inseparable from it. A very interesting blog post by Dr. Sally Wengrover
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Confirming What We Already Know: Human Health Is Linked To Nature
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When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone?
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Awesome Abandoned Places Around the World Occupied by Animals
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Man’s conscious communication with the natural world – and the incredible response.
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Many people still aren’t comfortable admitting they’re animals. And this supremacist attitude is reflected in everything they do in regard to our fellow species. Anyone who has been following the wolf issue since gray wolves were removed from the Endangered Species List in a handful of backward states has certainly noticed a rapid backslide pertaining to how wolves are perceived, treated and “managed” by those bent on dragging us back to the dark ages for animals—the Nineteenth Century—when concepts like bounties, culls and contest huntgs were commonplace. Hunters and ranchers in the tri-state area surrounding Yellowstone National Park, as well as in the Great Lakes region, are doing everything they can to resurrect the gory glory days of the 1800s, and wolves are paying the ultimate price. See: http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/2013-the-year-of-the-big-backslide/
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A sad commentary on the invasion of mankind into Nature without respect for other creatures.
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Human activities that threaten biodiversity
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The world’s mad obsession with unlimited growth (check out the great hamster video at: 
Also see:
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Natural and Human Impacts on Wildlife
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Human Activities that Affect the Ecosystem
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How Do Humans Affect the Environment?
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Human-caused environmental change: Impacts on plant diversity and evolution
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Externalities –  David Suzuki speaks about the the fallacy of conventional economics – a belief that there are no limits to growth – and makes an emotional appeal to economists to include the biosphere and life itself in their economic models.
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David Suzuki speaks about overpopulation
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 Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption
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Overpopulation — The More The Merrier???
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What You Should Know About Human Overpopulation. It took from the dawn of humanity until the 19th century to reach a billion people on the planet. It took just over 200 years afterwards to add 6.2 billion more. With more and more people and ever dwindling resources, what are we to do?
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Alexandra Paul on human overpopulation.
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Population and the Environment: The Global Challenge
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Nova’s web page on population and the environment
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Wikipedia on Human Overpopulation. 
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Why current population overgrowth is costing us the earth.
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Our Dangerous Conservation Crisis –  Our challenge in conserving wild creatures is human ecology—the world’s dominant, disrupting ecological force.
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Money, greed and the destruction of Nature web of life
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Humans and Nature : Can The Gulf Be Bridged ?
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The 9 limits of our planet … and how we’ve raced past 4 of them
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Conservation In The Anthropocene – Beyond Solitude and Fragility
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Things to consider the next time you buy meat.
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Agriculture and overuse greater threats to wildlife than climate change – study
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Our Dangerous Conservation Crisis –  Our challenge in conserving wild creatures is human ecology—the world’s dominant, disrupting ecological force.
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Human activities that affect the ecosystem
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Want To Save The Planet? Stop Having Children !!
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A growing debate has serious consequences for our collective relationship to Nature. Beginning perhaps twenty years ago, a number of academics in disciplines such as history, anthropology, and geography, began to question whether there was any tangible wilderness or wild lands left on Earth. These academics, and others, have argued that humans have so completely modified the Earth, we should give up on the notion that there is anyplace wild and instead recognize that we have already domesticated, in one fashion or another, the entire planet for human benefit.
 
Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
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Oren Lyons – We Are Part Of The Earth
Please take the time to listen to this powerful video about who you are.
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Hunting is NOT Conservation. Although the means in which these animals are killed and why they’re killed varies, one constant remains: their lives end for personal enjoyment or profit. Sport hunting is, at best, a friendly name given to an inhumane act in an attempt to make it seem socially acceptable and fair.
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Top Predator on the Plains: Wolf, Bear, or Human
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Hunting by humans cannot replace the role of top predators.
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Penn State study revealing how deer react to hunters. Gun noise produces evasive behavior changes in a given geographic area  but cross-bow hunting does not. The picture of the young trophy hunter in this story makes me real sick. I’m an idealist. I say, stop hunting altogether and restore our key predators. Quit trying to justify hunting with convenient “facts”.
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Forget Hunter’s Feeble Rationalizations and Trust Your Gut Feelings: Making Sport of Killing Is Not Healthy Human Behavior
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What does it mean to preserve nature in the Age of Humans?
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For decades, poet-philosopher and radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen has warned us about the problems of civilization. Yet he’s a tireless activist with hope for the planet’s future. I particularly love this quote from the article:
 
” The time after is a time of magic. Not the magic of parlor tricks, not the magic of smoke and mirrors, distractions that point one’s attention away from the real action. No, this magic is the real action. This magic is the embodied intelligence of the world and its members. This magic is the rough skin of sharks without which they would not swim so fast, so powerfully. This magic is the long tongues of butterflies and the flowers that welcome them. This magic is the brilliance of fruits and berries that grow to be eaten by those that then distribute their seeds along with the nutrients necessary for new growth. This magic is the work of fungi that join trees and mammals and bacteria to create a forest. This magic is the billions of beings in a handful of soil. This magic is the billions of beings that live inside you, that make it possible for you to live.”
When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery
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Why humans run the world
A very interesting perspective by history professor Yuval Noah Harari
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The Greening Of Self: The Most Important Development of Modern Times
By Joanna Macy  — Defining our self in the order of things.  Something is shifting here.
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Six Things To Know About Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction. 
A new study reports the long-suspected collapse of wildlife is ‘already under way.’ At least five similar die-offs have happened before, but this is the first in human history — and the first with human help.
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Good news and bad news. The Southern Ocean is absorbing more carbon dioxide than ever.
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The Sagebrush Grouse Story. Its steep decline is a tragic story of man breaking important connections in Nature.
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How common everyday unexceptional human beings teach Intellectuals to more fully appreciate Nature
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Mother Nature Is Speaking. A new series of videos narrated by Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Penélope Cruz, and other actors as they provide first person perspectives of Nature as they proclaim that  Nature doesn’t need people, but people need Nature. . Really great !!!!
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Pope Francis: We Are ‘Stewards, Not Masters’ of the Earth
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10 key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment
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I’m a big fan of Dr. David Suzuki whose gift with the pen and his expertise as a speaker have made him one of our most revered environmental advocates. He backs up his statements with scientific fact. Here is his article entitled: People’s Consumptive Demands Undermine Planet’s Life-Support Systems
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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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