Reading Pulitzer Prize winning author, renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson. States in order to stave off mass extinction of species we need to move swiftly to preserve bio-diversity of our planet. Half-Earth argues challenge is too large to be solved piecemeal, proposes a solution commensurate with magnitude of the problem. “Dedicate fully half the surface of Earth to nature”.
Identifies actual regions of our planet that can still be reclaimed― California Redwood forest, Amazon basin, Serengeti grasslands. An enormously moving, naturalistic portrait of just what is being lost when we clip “twigs & eventually whole branches of trees.”