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The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka


Book Review by Jennie Wilson Fukuoka starts this little gem of a book with a seemingly harsh remark by saying: “Humanity knows nothing at all. There is no intrinsic value in anything, and every action is a futile, meaningless effort.” But after flying through the book, I tend to agree with him. He advocates a […]


January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity Part III: The Sixth Extinction

Call it the Law of Attraction.  Just as I have been writing a blog series on the loss of biodiversity, this book by Terry Glavin called “The Sixth Extinction” literally jumped off the shelves of the National Library of Singapore, onto my lap. The Earth has witnessed 5 great extinctions in the last half a […]

November 21st, 2008 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Biodiversity,Biodiversity,Climate Change | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity Part II: Does the extinction of species really matter?


You’ve probably heard several times that we are at the brink of the largest massive extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs and that we are experiencing the greatest threat to biodiversity. We’re losing about 3 species an hour, or about 50,000 species a year. Does extinction of species really matter? I’ve met a few […]

November 3rd, 2008 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity | Read More »


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