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BEZ’S BLOG #5 “Cells, Organs, Individuals, Populations”

Our bodies are just trillions of cells stuck together, and these cells are integrated into communities forming our organs. Your brain, heart, blood, kidneys, lungs, pancreas and skeleton are all specialized cellular systems. What do they need to be healthy? If a group of heart muscle cells are deprived of oxygen or glucose because of

Milner on Biodiversity – Blog #2: “The Legal Rights of Rivers” 

Edward Milner  May 12, 2022  The Magpie River in northern Quebec has been granted full legal rights of a person. You might think this was an amusing peculiarity in a remote corner of the vast Canadian north, having little relevance to the rest of the world. I suggest you would be wrong. In fact, the

The Rights of Nature: Some thoughts on the Biodiversity Crisis 

April 14, 2022  As the latest IPCC report takes the headlines, the equally urgent biodiversity crisis is once again pushed down the agenda below the Ukraine War, the cost of living crisis, and global heating due to uncontrolled carbon emissions. UN Biodiversity Conference – now, finally due to take place in Kunming China in a

BEZ’S BLOG #3: Why the United States Is Dead First

The entomologist E.O. Wilson, who died recently, wrote back in 1998 “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”   The situation today is even

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