Monday, March 14, 2011

E.O. Wilson Lecture on a Plan to Save Earth's Biodiversity

Harvard naturalist E.O. Wilson has done much to educate us about Earth’s biodiversity and the present mass extinction, particularly with his popular books, The Diversity of Life and The Future of Life . He is a terrific writer, who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize and is notably optimistic about our ability to overcome the problem of species loss.

Here he delivers a lecture at MIT about a plan to save Earth’s biodiversity. The lecture is over an hour – but it’s spring break so you have time -- and you can scroll down the text on the right hand side and see the highlights. The punchline? I’ll give you a hint. His plan costs a fraction of the recent bank bailout of $700 billion. One wonders what we’re waiting for…

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