Tag: Nature

  • Humans Are Not A Disease On the Planet

    Humans Are Not A Disease On the Planet

    You Are Not A Cancer In response to a comment that humans are cancer on the planet, futurist Stewart Brand replied, “Nah, cancer can’t stop asteroids.” One of the most destructive cultural narratives we hold is that humans are inherently destructive. That we’ll inevitably destroy the Earth and are a blight, disease, or cancer on the planet.…

  • The Nature of Cities

    The Nature of Cities

    Why Cities are Good for the Environment Contrary to our cultural narrative, cities are good for nature. Why? Because cities are natural and governed by the same processes that create ecological systems. In fact, cities may be the most useful tool we have for tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. One study out of Yale University reported:…