The last snail: conservation and extinction in Hawai’i

As I stood in the presence of this individual, the last of a species, I was reminded of how incredibly ill equipped we are as a culture to make sense of the immensity of the loss that is extinction.
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Science can’t do it alone: the environment needs humanities too

Here’s a (belated) link to a short piece that I wrote for The Conversation in early October 2012.

The piece is about the emergence of the Environmental Humanities as an interdisciplinary field of scholarship, and the importance of humanities and social science research in deepening our knowledge of, and grappling with, environmental issues.