TED Talk: Nature is Everywhere
Relevant notes from 'Nature is everywhere':
humans use half of the world
we have changed the chemistry of the soil, sand, air, added plastic to everything
currently 42% more C02 in the air than the 1700s
this is the anthropocene
what counts as nature in a world where everything is influenced by humans?
"nature is anywhere where life thrives. Anywhere where there are multiple species together."
humans have always been deeply influential on nature - as we evolved our processes of interacting with nature caused a mass extinction (mammoths, saber-toothed tigers etc) When they went extinct the ecosystem didn't simply carry on, it created a ripple effect which caused huge changes to habitats and the composition of nature
"humans have been involved in nature in a very influential way for a very long time.
Marris, Emma. "Nature is Everywhere - We Just Need to Learn to See It." July 2016. TED Talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/emma_marris_nature_is_everywhere_we_just_need_to_learn_to_see_it#t-204002.