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Diane talks with environmentalist and journalist George Monbiot about “rewilding” nature. It’s the process of freeing ecosystems from human intervention and allowing them — in some cases for the first time in millennia — to resume their natural ecological processes. Monbiot makes the case that returning ecosystems to the wild will not only benefit nature, but humans as well.
- George Monbiot environmentalist and journalist
Video: George Monbiot On "Rewilding" The World
In this TED talk, George Monbiot explores how humans can “restore the complex, lost natural food chains that once surrounded us.”
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Excerpted from Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life, published by the University of Chicago Press. Copyright 2014 George Monbiot. All rights reserved.
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“The return of the great whales, if they are allowed to recover, could be seen as a benign form of geo-engineering,” says Sustainable Human. ” It could undo some of the damage we have done, both to the living systems of the sea, and to the atmosphere.” In this video, George Monbiot explores what they mean to ocean ecosystems.
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