Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Lush natural environments, like this Hawai’ian landscape, require a complex array of systems, operating in flux, but with stabilizing tendencies. Ecosystem health is the microcosmic measure of climate health. Ecosystem collapse is the sign that climate patterns are deviating in troubling ways, failing to meet the expectations they have built into the natural environment over millions of years.

Lush natural environments, like this Hawai’ian landscape, require a complex array of systems, operating in flux, but with stabilizing tendencies. Ecosystem health is the microcosmic measure of climate health. Ecosystem collapse is the sign that climate patterns are deviating in troubling ways, failing to meet the expectations they have built into the natural environment over millions of years.