Saturday, April 28, 2012

Month of Caterpillars #6

Comment Elsewhere: Ecology of the Future

In response to a fascinating discussion of disturbing new trends in wildlife "management" I wrote:
At some point, we're going to need to decide that human economic activity isn't part of the ecosystem, at least not in terms of preserving environments. At some point, we're going to need to accept the fact that change - particularly climate change - is part of ecological history and that attempts to prevent *ALL* extinctions and migrations are un-ecological. At some point, we're going to have to accept that humans *ARE* part of the ecosystem, and decide whether they get managed like kudzu and snakeheads or like salmon and sea lions.