Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In regards to Island theory...
So although this doesn't directly implicate insects, it does involve Island biogeography theory, with very large islands (the continents) and an even more rabid species (humans). At some point today (31st-Halloween-monday) our human population passed the benchmark of 7 billion people. I can personally remember in grade school talking about the population, its estimates 1 billion less than we have now, and it seems phenomenal that we we've gone that far in that time. I came across this and was struck by the visualization they used to describe the phenomena, as it so closely resembled the example that Andy gave of species coming into an island, and extinction leaving. We truly don't have anything threatening us other than ourselves.
Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion