Ecologist and author Chris Thomas discusses his view of whether abrupt changes in the global climate system will lead to severe loss of life on this planet, in particular human life — or whether many of the fears regarding this subject are overblown (but still rooted in legitimate understanding of where these global changes can ultimately lead). Chris invites us to look at species loss with a longer view, and understand these trends within perspective of millions of years of biological evolution and ecological change on this planet.
Chris Thomas is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, interested in the dynamics of biological change in the Anthropocene. He works on the responses of species to climate change, habitat fragmentation, and biological invasions. He is interested in developing conservation strategies appropriate for a period of rapid environmental change. In addition to his scientific publications, Chris has been a co-editor of nine scientific journals and is the author of ‘Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction.’ Learn more about Chris and his book here: http://bit.ly/InheritorsBook
This is a segment of episode #145 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Inheritors Of The Earth: Approaching Conservation In The Anthropocene w/ Chris Thomas.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWthomas