Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Rock On!

It is reported that the Natural History Museum of London is using Dorset's 'Jurassic Coast' as an outdoor teaching laboratory (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/feb/28/natural-history-museum-courses-jurassic-coast). Getting people outside to see things for themselves seems an effective way of learning. Although the courses are primarily concerned with Geology, the organisms in the rock strata should be a reminder for Biologists of how the world (including climate- one cold UK winter doesn't mean an end to global warming in spite of opinion polls) can change.

Do Humans Really 'Risk Living in an Empty World'?

A UN spokeswoman on biodiversity has claimed that humans, by continuing to cause mass extinctions (just like a giant meteor hit), 'ri...