Single Idea 9280

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / G. Biology / 4. Ecology]

Full Idea

Humans co-opt over forty per cent of the Earth's living tissue.

Gist of Idea

Over forty percent of the Earth's living tissue is human


John Gray (Straw Dogs [2002], 4.15)

Book Reference

Gray,John: 'Straw Dogs' [Granta 2002], p.149

A Reaction

If you add our domestic animals, I understand that the figure goes up to 95 per cent! I take this to be virtually the only significant ecological fact - population, population, population. Why are there so many cars? So many carbon footprints?