John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Who does not like plants, animals, people and nature? Where do we come from? Through all the processes of life, we come mostly from carbon dioxide in the air and rain water. Here are some answers, some photos of life and some questions about the future.
John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: People should spend as much time as possible observing nature, whether in potted plants and pets at home, in parks and gardens in the city, on walks near lakes and oceans, in hill country, mountains, nearby or around the world. It is so much more exciting than searching for information and playing games on cell phones and computers and spending hours watching the same stuff every day on TV.
Acorn Creek Trail is a favorite early morning summer hiking trail in Summit County, Colorado when the wildflowers are all in bloom. At lower levels there are desert flowers, higher up meadows of mountain wildflowers, on top a profusion of arctic tundra flowers close to the ground. This is the world that we must preserve and enjoy along with life for most of us in large cities.
Edward O. Wilson: One of the greatest biologists since Charles Darwin discusses his plan to save the biodiversity of Earth, and include everyone in the effort. In a career that spans six-plus decades (and ongoing) Wilson aided in developing the concept of biodiversity, biophilia, and uncovered – along with partner Robert McArthur – the theory of island biogeography, all of which overturned how conservationists, ecologists and, yes even, world leaders looked at the natural world.
Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy - USA considers preservation of biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and wilderness essential for the planet. Earth should not become a place of uninhabitable mountains and deserts, areas for growing crops and other essential plant resources and cities and towns. Plenty of wildlife on up to top predators is essential.