Madelein Marincowitz

The fate of our environment in a fragile human world.

The Agricultural Revolution could be one of the biggest mistakes in human history. Although it allowed civilizations to thrive on an individual level, human’s eternal drive to accumulate wealth has created an economic and environmental crises.

Rapid population growth and urbanization threatening the environment through expansion and intensification of industrial agriculture. Deforestation and the non-evolutionary loss of species is a calamity of unprecedented magnitude. Disappearance of wildlife and ecosystems are unimpaired by stresses from human activity. Depletion of nonrenewable resources, watershed destruction, soil degradation, overgrazing, over-fishing, pollution and harmful chemicals has reduced biological diversity and the protection of ecological integrity should be fundamental, while limiting human manipulation and control of nature.