Amani Mabano

Climate change threatens human well-being through biodiversity loss

All organisms modify their environment, and so do humans. As the human population has grown and the power of technology has expanded, the intensity and nature of this alteration has drastically increased. Most of all ecosystems are dominated by humans, and no ecosystem on Earth’s surface is...

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Reduce food waste and help save the Earth

Biodiversity loss continues at unprecedented rates; 1000 times faster than it should without anthropogenic activities (Slingenberg et al., 2009). Thus, humanity is causing the sixth mass extinction, the only one caused by humans (Barnosky et al., 2011). In my previous article on these pages, I...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:00 AM

Humans have destroyed the Earth, but can we reverse the trend?

During the course of human evolution and emergence of civilisation, two processes shaped our species (Homo sapiens); biological evolution and cultural evolution. Biological or organic evolution is based on the replication of organic information molecules called genes. Cultural evolution is based on...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

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