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We Are Clearly a Species Worth Saving

Curve-billed Thrasher, Alamogordo NM, November 12, 2011

Our world is entering a time of profound and perhaps catastrophic change. My hope is that by getting people to care about and learn about what is in their backyard, they can be made to realize that while it seems like we are destroying the planet in out greed and excess, what we are really destroying is ourselves. The planet and life in general has dealt with catastrophe many times before. Cataclysm on Earth is a creative time and evolution can handle it. Culture is much more fragile and we as individuals are more fragile still. I think that it is time for people to come to terms with the fact that our own behaviors put humanity at risk. While people have always done atrocious things, I believe that we are a species capable of beautiful, amazing and important things as well and we are clearly a species worth saving.

Jon Piasecki

From Focus on Jon Piasecki by Cindy Kelly, The Artful Mind, June 2007

clipped July 29, 2007

Collection: Natural Science