Friday, January 22, 2010

Rethinking Invasive Species

Some find all this thrilling: Florida has become an open-air zoo, richer in species than ever before. To others, it's the harbinger of a new and depressingly undifferentiated age, when the old biological borders begin to fade and everyplace starts to look like every other. Ecologists have even given it a name: the Homogecene.

"Florida was underwater not too long ago and it will be again soon. Global warming is gonna fix this problem."

Burkhard Bilger, The Natural World, “Swamp Things,” The New Yorker, April 20, 2009, p. 80

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